On March 17, 2020, the Ontario government declared a state of emergency under Section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. On April 14, 2020, the government extended the emergency declaration until May 12, 2020. Please read below for a letter local ATU 113 President Carlos Santos sent Prime Minister Doug Ford on April 17, 2020 to request that the Prime Minister further suspend the rights of workers transit collective agreements (CBA). For more information on the CBA and Ontario emergency regulations, 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. This is the first time that the TTC and its unions have negotiated unambiust comparisons since 2008. This is proof of the hard work and determination of all parties to reach agreements around the table. Settlement protocol between the City of Toronto and the Municipality of Toronto Employees Union Local 416 (CUPE) – January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024. Negotiations with the unions, which represent about 10,000 workers, began in early March and ended last night, when 113 members of the LOCAL ATU voted to ratify their agreement.
Previous collective agreements expired on March 31. I am writing in response to the Council`s decision adopted last night on collective bargaining for workers in transit. I am shocked and saddened that your government took this step without warning, and I ask you to reconsider this issue. Your Council regulation – Regulation 157/20 – provides that the City of Toronto can ignore our freely negotiated collective agreement and force workers to change jobs, eliminate service time, eliminate service fees and even give work to private contractors and volunteers – all in accordant to the employer`s mood and despite our negotiated collective agreement. As part of this general allocation of power, the College authorizes communities to take a series of specific measures that take over all statutes, 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 their redundancy, service or replacement provisions. . City of Toronto Collective Agreement and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 Unit B – Part-time – January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2015. The Burkett Arbitration Award between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888 for the term of office from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. The following links are used for informational purposes: Background: What you need to know about our collective agreement and Ontario emergency regulations The public is not well served by a regulation that allows the employer to change all the rules.
It is one-sided and dangerous, in a democracy or in the workplace. Collective bargaining is constitutionally protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and these rights cannot be suspended if there is no reasonable justification. For example, within 24 hours representing all relevant tariff units, a municipality can implement a staff redistribution plan that would allow it to do so: the measures a municipality can take include the following, but are not limited to the following: contracts, which include modest wage increases and restrictions on job allocation and better job security, will cost about $196 million over four years. I am President/Business Officer 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 College applies to all communities in Ontario. It gives municipalities the power to take certain steps with respect to “critical municipal services.”