By John Thornton Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) Annual Reports, available online, suggest that between 2010 and 2012 the Sask Party had figured out how to run STC. Ridership had increased in 2010, the first year-over-year increase in ridership since the NDP lost the election of 2007. Two seat sales had offset a 2010 fare increase; Continue readingHow the Saskatchewan government killed STC
by Donna Burman member of ATU Local 113 Random Testing was introduced by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on May 8, 2017 as part of its Fitness for Duty policy. Currently, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, which represents 11,000 TTC workers, has been in arbitration with the TTC over this matter. In recent months, Continue readingThe problems with the TTC’s random testing
by Doug Nesbitt After the February murder of Winnipeg transit operator Irvine Jubal Fraser, and other violent attacks, there is a push for transit cops to be introduced in Winnipeg. Conducted a month after Fraser’s murder, a survey has now been widely publicized finding 64 percent of respondents favour the introduction of transit police, despite Continue readingTransit cops or free transit?
On February 25, 2015, Bill S-221 became law after unanimous all-party support in the House of Commons. The bill is designed to allow judges to issue stronger sentences when transit operators are assaulted. The new law covers drivers of public and school buses, trains, subways, streetcars, taxis and ferries. At least two thousand assaults against Continue readingWeekend Video: Ending violence against transit workers
Rail safety | EI reform fiasco | Bill C-377 | NGF Guelph strike | Saskatoon transit lockout | Live-in caregiver program | Good Jobs Summit | Pensions study | ETFO anti-racism | Canada-Korea Free Trade | Ontario health and safety | Dalhousie post-docs Rail Safety New Teamsters TV Commercial on rail safety Train cars that Continue readingRankandFile.ca Labour News Update: October 13, 2014
Nova Scotia’s Bill 1 | US Steel | Montreal firefighters | Saskatoon transit lockout | EI Reform | Migrant farm workers | Lac-Mégantic & rail safety | Edmonton senior care workers | Mount Pearl lockout | Guelph glass strike | UWindsor tentative agreement | Hong Kong strikes for democracy Nova Scotia’s Bill 1 Nova Scotia Continue readingRankandFile.ca Labour News Update: October 6, 2014
by Scotty Hertz Regular bus riders in Guelph, Ontario were somewhat confused by the announcement on Monday July 21 that the City of Guelph had locked out 208 transit workers after the city’s final offer was rejected by an overwhelming majority of the members of ATU Local 1189. Most residents thought that the matter had Continue readingDuration: Unknown – The Guelph Transit Lockout