Deadly dust in the TTC

By Roger Schmidt, a retired TTC worker. As early as 2004 the TTC has tested and knows full well that the Wilson carhouse has airborne particulate matter tied to the “blowdown” to clean the underside of the revenue cars. The first testing was done at… Read More

Lockout in small town Saskatchewan

By Denise Leduc On May 21, After being at the bargaining table for almost four years, workers at Variety Place in Outlook, Saskatchewan were locked out by their employer. Variety Place is an organization that provides residence and day programs for individuals with physical and… Read More

Labour News Update, June 5 2017

$15 minimum wage | Quebec construction strike | Trudeau infrastructure bank | Calgary postal workers | Cold Lake seniors home lockout | Saskatchewan school bus cuts | Hamilton steelworkers | TTC subway air | Sudbury transit safety | Edmonton transit workers Experts decry back-to-work legislation… Read More

Putting the mask on TTC subway air pollution

By Donna Burman, member of ATU Local 113 Recently, a study led by University of Toronto (U of T) chemical engineer Greg Evans published in Environmental Science and Technology demonstrated that that trains and platforms of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have higher levels of… Read More