Please note below a letter that ATU Local 113 President Carlos Santos, Premier Doug Ford, sent on April 17, 2020 asking the Prime Minister to reconsider the suspension of collective bargaining rights (CBA) of transit workers. For more information on the ABA and Ontario`s Emergency Regulations, please see the letter. The Toronto Transit Commission successfully concluded negotiations on new collective agreements with its four unions and ratified four-year contracts with ATU Local 113, CUPE Locals 2 and 5089 and IAMAW Lodge 235. Negotiations with the unions, which represent about 10,000 workers, began in early March and ended last night, when atu Local 113 members voted to ratify their agreement. Previous collective agreements expired on March 31. Settlement Protocol between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Civic Employees Union Local 416 (CUPE) – 1. On April 14, 2020, the government extended the declaration of emergency until May 12, 2020. I am writing to the Council in response to the regulation adopted last night on collective bargaining for transit workers. I am shocked and sad that your government has taken this step without warning, and I invite you to reconsider this issue.
As part of this general empowerment, the by-law authorizes municipalities to take a series of specific measures that replace laws, regulations, ordinances, directives, agreements or agreements, including a collective agreement. This means that municipalities can take such measures without complying with a collective agreement, including its provisions on dismissal, seniority/service or emergency measures. On March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ontario declared an emergency pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Management and Emergency Preparedness Act. This is the first time since 2008 that the TTC and its unions have negotiated comparisons without arbitration arbitration. This is proof of the hard work and determination of all parties to reach agreements around the table. Your injunction to Council – By-law No. 157/20 – states that the City of Toronto can ignore our freely negotiated collective agreement and force workers to change jobs and working hours, withdraw seniority rights and even assign work to private contractors and volunteers, all at the request of the employer and despite our collective agreement negotiated between them. I am president/business agent of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113, and I write on behalf of my more than 11,500 members employed by the Toronto Transit Commission. The following links are used for information purposes:. A declaration of a state of emergency allows the government to take measures it deems necessary and indispensable to prevent, reduce or mitigate serious damage to persons or significant property damage.
In addition, a municipal transport company may do the following without the prior announcement of a trade union:. . The regulation applies to every municipality in Ontario. It gives municipalities the power to take certain actions with respect to „critical municipal services.“ . Collective Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 Unit B – Part-time – January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2015. . . .