Union representing TTC workers announces strike date

Union representing TTC workers announces strike date

The union representing TTC workers has announced a strike date of June 7 after the Ontario superior court confirmed the right to strike for Toronto Transit Commission workers earlier Thursday.

In a statement, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 113, which represents about 12,000 operators and other frontline staff on the TTC, said that while negotiations continue “we remain far apart on our issues of job security, wages and benefits.”

“The Executive Board has considered the decision carefully and we announce that we have set our strike date for Friday, June 7, 2024.”

The union said its collective agreement expired on March 31, 2024.

In April, the 12,000 workers who operate and maintain the TTC voted “overwhelmingly” in in favor of a strike mandate.

Councilman Jamaal Myers, who chairs the TTC board, previously said a strike would likely lead to delays or cancellations for riders.

In a previous statement, TTC CEO Rick Leary said “past experience tells us that if there is a work disruption with ATU Local 113, there will be service impacts.

“What exactly those impacts might be will depend on the scope and nature of the disruption and are not yet known.”