On March 31, 2011, the McGuinty Liberal government passed Bill 150 of the Toronto Labours Resolution Act transit commission in response to a request from a Toronto City Councillor led by Mayor Rob Ford. The Act called the TTC an “essential service” and provided for a binding arbitration procedure where the union and the employer were unable to reach a freely negotiated collective agreement. TORONTO, October 26, 2015 /CNW/- Ontario`s 2011 law prohibiting strikes or lockouts at the Toronto Transit Commission (“TTC”) is being challenged by the courts as unconstitutional. The complaint was filed today with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 (“ATU”), which represents more than 10,000 TTC operations and maintenance officers. The action is accompanied by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”) on behalf of Premises 2 and 5089, which represent TTC`s electron, signalling and instrumentation technicians, as well as inspectors and officers of TTC collective agreements. Last February, in a case involving the Government of Saskatchewan and several provincial unions – including CUPE – the Supreme Court took new steps in favour of the right to strike for public service employees as an essential part of the collective bargaining process. Previous Supreme Court decisions had limited the right of Canadian workers to strike, although Canada ratified Convention 87 of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on freedom of association. The ILO has repeatedly decided that the right to strike can only be limited in exceptional cases if the interruption of an essential service would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the entire population or part of the population. In a City of Toronto staff report in September 2008, it was found that “there was no significant effect on response times or responsiveness of Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Emergency Medical Services and Toronto Police Services following a strike by TTC employees and the interruption of TTC services” earlier this year.
Nor was there any data to support the public health risks arising from the strike. All offers made to applicants depend on compliance with training requirements and the possibility of obtaining special constable status with the OPP. During this interview, candidates must disclose information about their background mandated by the OPP. Candidates are invited to meet with the Commanders-in-Chief in a 2nd level and a final interview. Once the training is complete, officials are sent to their patrol areas on the basis of the job selection competition in the department. Transit Special Constables is responsible for the safety and enforcement of people and property in the Metrolinx transit system. The tasks include, but are not limited to: If you are interested in an exciting career as a Transit Special Constable and would like to learn more about the role and recruitment process, you can contact the recruitment department for the next available information meeting. To contact our recruit department, email TS. Recruitment@Metrolinx.com or @GOtransitSSD with us on Twitter The issue at the heart of Section 2 (d) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Canadian Constitution (“Freedom of Association”) is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada. TTC Fare Inspectors At the request of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and with the approval of the Toronto Transit Commission Board, the (TTC) Transit Fare Inspectors Provincial Offences Officers has appointed members responsible for fare control and through TTC law enforcement.