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TORONTO June 25, 2020—ATU Canada is calling out Transport Minister, Marc Garneau for failing to respond to the financial crisis faced by intercity transit companies. Canadian President John Di Nino is also calling out Greyhound Canada for an injustice to frontline workers – where they gave workers an ultimatum: either agree to a 15% wage reduction and give up their pension plan – or face a permanent shut down.
June 2, 2020— ATU Canada President, John Di Nino issued a statement regarding the acts of police brutality and anti-black racism in the US and Canada. We echo the chorus of activists and leaders demanding justice, accountability, and change at the mounting deaths of racialized people at the hands of police...continued
Prime Minister Trudeau's June 1st announcement to help municipalities is not new money – and it falls short of the $5 billion in emergency funding that ATU Canada has been calling for.

Since the Saskatchewan Transportation Company and Greyhound have shut down intercity transit service in Western Canada, access to mobility, freedom, community, family, health care, and other public services are at risk for millions of people across Canada.   Without adequate public transportation, the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will only get worse.   Without rapid expansion of public transit, we cannot reduce our carbon emissions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.   The private market has not and will not adequately replace these intercity transit services.    We need a public option.   We demand the establishment of a national public intercity transit service as part of a Green New Deal for social, economic and environmental justice and tangible reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.  Pledge your support today! 

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This is a timeline of how bus drivers used their union power to take on health and safety deficiencies and WON!

April 8th: Bus drivers call in a complaint to the Ministry of Labour

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s achievements and take collective action for equality. The UN-recognized event was born of women organizing in the labour, socialist, and peace movements. ATU Canada recognizes the important strides made by ATU members to bring dignity to their working environment and fight for equality in their communities.

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