“In the meantime, brand new drivers have been hired, who have had a week of experience in transit, not prior experience,” she says. This first agreement involves large benefits, such as a 39-hour-a-week guarantee for all full-time transit operators, as well as 24 hours per year of paid sickness. www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-torontos-transit-unions-demand-better-health-precaution… “You love your job. All these years, you blow your back,” she says. “And then the region increases its own unemployment rate.” Our voice is starting to hear! Cities, cities, municipalities, transit groups and… The electrities of the TTC, CUPE Local 2, are calling for free public transport and a… “If in-transit work is to be a permanent service that is available to the public, why should transit workers be treated as temporary workers?” added ATU, which lost its right to represent veolia`s former employees when York Region overthrew the contract to Tok Transit. We call on York Region to protect the health and safety of transit drivers who interact daily with Denern throughout the York Area. Protective shields will go a long way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect transit drivers who will provide essential transportation service to York Region residents.
It is the face of a practice known as a contract time-down, a legal vacuum in Ontario labour law that is abandoning workers. Critics say this allows employers to outsource services permanently, switch suppliers every two years to keep wages low, clean up unwanted employees and derail collective agreements. EDMONTON — The head of a local transportation union says a bus driver in Edmonton was stabbed up to 13 times after… Law enforcement agencies are increasingly seeking access to personal information that is available on transitfahreri… The Star has previously highlighted the impact on workers` livelihoods and public safety caused by the switching of contracts at The Federally Regulated Pearson International Airport, where a similar loophole in federal labour laws allows the practice to continue. But Breen says the experience caused “indescribable” stress. The effects, she fears, are felt by more than workers. A Tok Transit spokesman said the company could not comment on job losses after the contract was acquired. ATU Local 1624 is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the dangerous reality of driver fatigue, one of the leading causes of fatal bus accidents. It is easy to avoid by increasing rest times between stations, reduced travel time and usage requirements.