The president of the TTC workers union has called it quits, following a lengthy battle over the groups affiliation with its U.S-based parent company.
By the end of 2016, new subway trains on the Sheppard Subway Line will have only one operator, but some critics question the safety of the system. The TTC board approved a pilot project that would have one TTC operator controlling both the doors and train movement, instead of two.
Imagine being on your way somewhere and the TTC bus you’re in is not moving, because it can’t get up the hill in the snow. That is exactly what happened to many passengers on Monday February 2, when at least one bus on York Mills Road east of Yonge Street was struggling to get up the hill, due to the 22 centimetres of snow that walloped Southern Ontario overnight Sunday and into the morning commute. The TTC buses do not use snow tires.
Five years ago, the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113, received a call from a 12-year-old girl. It turned out to be a daughter of one of the 10,000 Toronto Transit Commission employees that Bob Kinnear represents. After ensuring confidentiality from him, she told Kinnear that her mother was assaulted on the job, and begged him to protect her.
The Toronto councillor for Ward 38 does not believe that legislation being debated at Queen’s Park to make the TTC an essential service will save the city money or eliminate transit strikes.
Transit workers in York Region voted today to accept the tentative settlement reached — and turned down — earlier this month.
York Region Transit workers could potentially be on strike in Vaughan on Monday after their union rejected a tentative settlement with their contracted employers, Veolia Transportation.
A TTC town hall meeting last Sunday was meant to further dialogue between commuters and frontline TTC workers but calls for TTC Chair Adam Giambrone’s head set a different tone.
The chair of a new TTC advisory panel says that responsibility for better customer service rests with both TTC managers and workers.