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Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) is currently accepting applications for the position of Organizer assigned to ATU Canada. This position must be based in Toronto but involves significant field travel throughout Canada and, on occasion, in the United States.
Toronto, ON - After a unified and strong four-day strike, ATU Local 1587-Toronto, ON, reached a strong tentative contract agreement with Metrolinx that addresses the Union’s safety concerns and contracting out issues.
TORONTO, ON – After ATU International and ATU Canada held a press conference at Queens Park to pressure Metrolinx to meet for negotiations immediately in hopes of ending the GO Transit strike, Metrolinx has agreed to meet with ATU Local 1587-Toronto, ON, to restart contract talks a day early, Thursday at 2 pm.
TORONTO, ON – Despite ATU Local 1587’s best efforts to negotiate an agreement to address safety issues and other concerns in the final 48 hours before the strike deadline, 2,200 GO Transit workers will be on strike starting at 12:01 a.m., Monday morning.
Toronto— After voting overwhelmingly to reject Metrolinx’s latest contract offer, 2,200 GO Transit workers, will go on strike this coming Monday, November 7 at 12:01 AM. The workers, members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1587-Toronto, ON, voted by 81% against the offer and in favour of strike action.
Silver Spring, MD – The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the largest transit union in North America, is standing with the Ontario education workers in their fight against attacks on their collective bargaining rights by Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government with legislation that would strip away their right to strike and impose poor working conditions on education workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
TORONTO, October 31, 2022 – The Amalgamated Transit Union Canada (ATU CANADA) stands in solidarity with CUPE/OSBCU and its 55,000 workers in the fight for fair collective bargaining. Workers are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of inflation skyrockets and puts greater pressure on front-line workers to bear the burden of failed decisions that governments in Ontario are making.
KELOWNA, BC, September 29th – Frustrated by Kelowna Regional Transit System contractor First Transit Canada’s refusal to fix the city’s broken transit system and bargain in good faith, workers declared today a strike deadline of October 5th for a full work stoppage throughout the central Okanagan region.
HAMILTON, September 14, 2022 – John Di Nino, President of ATU Canada, is in Hamilton today to endorse Andrea Horwath for Mayor. “Andrea is a champion for working people. She understands what workers face every day, and she never stops fighting to make life better for them and their families.”
TORONTO, August 8, 2022 – Pushed to the brink by Metrolinx’s refusal to negotiate on critical issues, GO Transit bus operators, station attendants, plant and fleet maintenance workers, transit safety officers, and office professionals have voted overwhelmingly in favor of going on strike if necessary. A strong majority of the 2,200 members turned out to vote, and the final result approved a strike by 93%.