The time has come to unite ATU in Canada’s largest province to strengthen our political influence, enhance our public image and organize more workers.
~ Bob Kinnear, President, ATU Ontario
The leaders of many Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Locals met in Toronto on May 27 -29, 2012, to discuss issues of common concern to all ATU Local members. Of particular concern were the issues arising out of provincial laws, such as Labour Relations Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, and Bill 150, which took away TTC workers’ right to strike.
The strong consensus of the meeting was that a provincial organization of ATU locals was needed for government and media relation and public outreach.
Affiliated ATU Locals:
- ATU Local 685 (Brantford)
- ATU Local 946 (Cornwall)
- ATU Local 107 (Hamilton)
- ATU Local 741 (London)
- ATU Local 1320 (Peterborough)
- ATU Local 1767 (Sault Ste Marie)
- ATU Local 1602 (St. Catharines)
- ATU Local 113 (Toronto)
- ATU Local 966 (Thunder Bay)
- ATU Local 1633 (Welland)
- ATU Local 616 (Windsor)