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This afternoon, Premier Ford announced that the province of Ontario was set to go into another state of emergency, effective at midnight. This latest announcement once again falls short of protecting transit professionals and their families. This is a reactionary measure and the actions of local public health authorities to take measures in their own hands, show that they have no confidence in the Ford government to keep Ontarians safe.


TORONTO - ATU National President, John Di Nino has called the Ford budget disappointing as it once again leaves transit workers and riders on the sidelines in terms of financial priorities. 

Thursday, March 18th is Transit Worker Appreciation Day. This year is especially important to recognize the difficult job that transit workers have had to do as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian President of the Amalgamated Transit Union says that the “flexible+” labour policy reforms that Silicon Valley is pushing across the provinces will take workers back 100 years.
John Di Nino, the National President of ATU Canada, which represents over 35,000 workers across Canada, 1200 of which are in the City of Brampton, is calling on public officials at all levels of government to take action and provide transit workers with the protections they need to be able to do their jobs safely.
As today marks International Women’s Day, we want to recognize the important contribution that women have made to our union and the labour movement as well as recognizing the deep connection that this day has with workers around the world.
As a result of poor investment decisions by OMERS executives, OMERS saw a net loss of 2.7% on their investment returns falling far short of their yearly goal, making this their worst year since the 2008 financial crisis. In the report, they blame their losses on the COVID-19 pandemic and country-wide lockdowns but OMERS has a long history of mismanaging workers pensions well before the pandemic began.
ATU Canada expresses solidarity with millions of workers protesting in India against a brutal legislation proposal that would deregulate the Indian farming industry and bring untold suffering on to their livelihoods of farmers.
OTTAWA - ATU Canada, Canada’s largest transit union, expressed their disappointment this morning with the so-called historic announcement from the federal government. Although almost $15 billion was announced for public transit funding over the next eight years, none of it is dedicated operational funding.