Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

May 29, 2006 11:40 ET

TTC Statement Of Facts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 29, 2006) - The following are the facts regarding the current labour dispute:

Background Facts

1. During negotiations the union did not bargain for an increase in wages for injured employees receiving Worker's Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits. Benefits amounts are determined by the board. TTC unionized employees have always receives 85 per cent of their pay while on WSIB claim. This was not an issue at bargaining and to press for 100 per cent benefits through an unlawful strike is an attempt to open up the Collective Agreement through coercion.

2. The TTC has worked with Union representatives on an Operators Assault Task Force and the Commission has endorsed their recommendations. The Union was represented by members of the Union executive. Cameras are being purchased to install on vehicles and an Operator barrier will be designed with Operator input.

3. The Collective Agreement allows for any dispute to follow an agreed grievance process. That process was put in place so that a fair hearing can take place, and to avoid putting public at any inconvenience. Why is the Union breaking this Collective Agreement?

Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741