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

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

The case for paid sick days

By Anne Rucchetto & Kate Hayman In the midst of a busy flu season, the smooth functioning of the healthcare system is critical to the protection of population health, especially vulnerable groups such as the elderly, pregnant women and children. At the beginning of 2017,… Read More