The Effectiveness of Random Testing at the TTC

By Donna Burman It has been  just over one month since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) implemented random testing in safety sensitive positions. In that time, five employees have tested positive for alcohol or drug impairment. This pro-active approach seemed to stop impairment before safety… 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

Class struggle at Pearson airport

By Tim Heffernan The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator with UNIFOR 2002 and a representative of the Toronto Airport Workers Council. The interview was conducted in April 2016. Tim: Tell me about the issues facing workers at Pearson Airport. Sean: Well,… Read More

Fighting CMBs at Toronto City Hall

On June 16 and 18 the Planning and Growth Management Committee of the city of Toronto held hearings on the Canada Post’s plan to end home mail delivery and install Community Mailboxes (CMBs). Just days before the hearings Canada Post announced it would keep door-to-door… Read More

From popsicles to pledge cards

Our members want to be engaged but they’re not sure how By Tiffany Balducci President, CUPE 960 Unions know how to negotiate contracts with unfair and greedy employers, but how do they engage their own members? In order to remain relevant in 2015 and beyond,… Read More