“Toronto`s hard-working public transportation workers welcome the new collective agreement that recognizes our crucial role in the communities we serve through fair wages and social benefits. From the outset of the trial, ATU Local 113 came to the table in good faith to negotiate an agreement and, despite the TTC`s efforts to shorten, shorten and suspend the talks, the arbitrator agreed that the contract should be concluded for years and should not be based on draconian and unfair concessions. The Arbitrator also rejected the TTC`s assertion that the City of Toronto workers were an appropriate man of comparison with our 11,000 skilled transit workers and agreed that comparisons with Metrolinx, Mississauga MiWay and Brampton Transit were more appropriate. To be clear, whatever the outcome, the interest rate arbitration procedure does not replace the Charter`s fundamental right to free collective bargaining, which was denied to ATU Local 113 by the lifting of the right to strike by previous governments. However, Kaplan rejected these proposals and wrote in his decision that such a “drastic change” in the terms of the contract was not demonstrated. While Grimaldi said the union was satisfied with the award, he said that arbitration “does not replace the Charter`s fundamental right to free collective bargaining, which was denied to ATU Local 113 by the lifting of the right to strike by previous governments.” “Toronto`s hard-working public transportation workers welcome the new collective agreement that recognizes our crucial role in the communities we serve through fair wages and benefits,” Frank Grimaldi, president of Local 113, said in a statement. With the new collective agreement now in place, ATU Local is asking the new Toronto 113 City Council and TTC to join us in countering the provincial government`s threat to split the TTC by taking its subway and putting it on the fast track of privatization, higher rates and reduced service for drivers. The development of acceptable responses for both parties for the employer and the Union could provide assistance to senior service managers who respond to the tweets received by @TTChelps and stem from the fact that the responses they provided are not contrary to the collective agreement or TTC`s legal obligations. It may also be advantageous for the parties to develop guidelines acceptable to both parties as to when such information should be provided and whether tweeters should simply indicate that, if they wish to file a complaint, they should contact the TTC by telephone or through the TTC website (paragraph 146). The dispute over a new contract ended this month with an interest arbitration procedure, after the union and the TTC failed to reach an agreement through collective bargaining and mediation. The TTC had attempted to remove the language from the agreement prohibiting the allocation of shipping services. It also wanted permission to introduce a part-time worker and eliminate the requirement to pay a 25 per cent per hour bonus to workers who work on Sundays. 1.
Has the employer (the Toronto Transit Commission) not protected its employees from the nuisances on his company`s Twitter account (@TTChelps), which are contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the collective agreement? On several key issues, referee William Kaplan Oct.