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Election 2019: Building better lives through better transit

AUGUST 21, 2019 -- ATU Canada is proud to stand with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in advocating for better transit. The Public Transit Platform, released Wednesday, echoes the message that is central to ATU Canada’s National Transit Strategy: the federal government must invest in a permanent federal funding mechanism to grow transit infrastructure and support transit operation.

ATU Canada President John Di Nino is calling for reform after a vicious assault on a GO Transit bus operator in Hamilton.

“As he has done for the past 30 years, an ATU operator working for GO Transit pulled up to a bus stop, except this time a passenger unleashed a barrage of punches and kicks on him resulting in hospitalization. Twenty-two other passengers had to witness this traumatic assault,” said Di Nino.

Canada’s Largest Transit Union Calls for a National Operator Safety and Pedestrian Protection Act in the wake of Brutal Assault on a Bus Driver in Hamilton

ATU Canada President John Di Nino is calling for reform after a vicious assault on a GO Transit bus operator in Hamilton.

“As he has done for the past 30 years, an ATU operator working for GO Transit pulled up to a bus stop, except this time a passenger unleashed a barrage of punches and kicks on him resulting in hospitalization. Twenty-two other passengers had to witness this traumatic assault,” said Di Nino.

TORONTO, JUNE 4, 2019—The Getting Ontario Moving Act was passed in the Ontario legislature today and the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union says it is headed in the wrong direction.

HAMILTON, JULY 10, 2019 -- ATU Canada President John Di Nino is calling for reform after a vicious assault on a GO Transit bus operator in Hamilton.

“As he has done for the past 30 years, an ATU operator working for GO Transit pulled up to a bus stop, except this time a passenger unleashed a barrage of punches and kicks on him resulting in hospitalization. Twenty-two other passengers had to witness this traumatic assault,” said Di Nino.

Strategy includes enshrining access to public transit as a human right in Canada.

Winnipeg, May 15, 2019 - On the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, over one hundred public transit workers from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba to launch the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada’s National Transit Strategy. The strategy focuses on building visionary public transit in Canada to fight climate change, increase mobility, and create ‘green’ jobs in hundreds of communities across Canada.

“Across our country, we hear from members that municipalities and provinces face many of the same issues, especially lack of operational funding,” said John Di Nino, ATU Canada President. “We’re launching this strategy because we need the federal government to step up and get public transit back on track.”