ATU Local 113

ATU Local 113

November 08, 2007 12:40 ET

ATU Local 113: Transit Union Cannot Discuss TTC Settlement Because of Gag Order

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - Reports of a settlement between the Toronto Transit Commission and the Amalgamated Transit Union over the TTC's $3 million lawsuit arising out of the half-day wildcat strike in 2006 have caused a flurry of media enquiries which the union cannot fully respond to because of a "gag order" provision of the agreement.

"The union has absolutely nothing to hide in this settlement," says Bob Kinnear, President of ATU Local 113. "But the Commission insisted on the gag order because there are some provisions in there they would rather not have publicly disclosed as they might prove embarrassing to management.

"I would be more than willing to talk about all the details of the settlement but I can understand why TTC management wants to keep them quiet, as public funds are involved."

"However, if the Commission agrees to lift the gag order, I am prepared to talk about any aspect of the settlement that does not involve an invasion of any person's legitimate privacy rights.

"Our job is to represent our members so in order to get this agreement, which we find satisfactory, we went along with the gag order and will continue to honour it unless the TTC releases us from it."

Contact Information

  • Reno Associates
    Bill Reno
    (416) 223-7366