There is a Better Way
TTC Contract-Flipping Shouldn’t Hurt Workers
Working through the pandemic has been tough, but our diverse and inclusive work environment has helped us get through it. Now we risk losing what we’ve worked hard to build over the years because our employer’s contract with the TTC expires next year. There has been no commitment from the TTC that we will keep our workplace improvements or even our jobs.
It’s distressing because we have families depending on us.
The time for the TTC to demonstrate that what we contribute is valued is now. We need to be treated as equals. We need successorship rights like other contract workers have at the TTC so that we can keep contributing to our fullest potential without fearing we’ll be out of a work next year.
As TBM employees we need to do everything in our power to elect a City Council that will help make sure the TTC’s beautiful words about promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion are not left to live only on paper.”
TBM Employee at the TTC
There is a better way!
Support for TBM workers
Torontonians need a City Council that will hold the TTC to its commitment to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion.
Congratulations to the following candidates who are supporting TBM workers and won their seats.
and allowing us to navigate our City with peace of mind. They have been supporting us. It’s time we support them.
These essential workers are struggling with ever-increasing costs of living. They are also predominantly workers of colour and female. The TTC’s decision to change contractors shouldn’t jeopardize these workers’ hard-fought wage increases and benefits and undercut the TTC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I fully support successorship rights, so that all contracted employees at the TTC remain protected by their union.
Regardless of contractor, all TTC workers deserve fair and reliable compensation that recognizes the value of their work. I stand in solidarity with these workers in their fight for fair treatment as they continue their mission of keeping transit riders safe and healthy.
It is not acceptable that contract employees at the TTC should fear job loss simply because of business decisions by the TTC (such as a change of contractor).
The solution is simple – contract changes should include clauses for job protection. What is good for workers is good for the whole city, and as Councillor, I will work to ensure those workers maintain their jobs and the benefits they’ve earned.
We look forward to working with you!