Bargaining Updates


ATU Local 113

The TTC is committed to keeping our customers and employees updated on the ongoing labour negotiations. We encourage all our employees and customers to visit this web page for the most current information.

CEO Rick Leary’s statement (May 21, 2024)

Since February, bargaining teams from the TTC and ATU Local 113 have been working hard to reach a fair, negotiated collective agreement. ATU Local 113 is our largest union partner, representing approximately 11,500 operators, collectors, maintenance workers, station staff, and other frontline employees.

Today, the provincially appointed conciliator issued a no-board report. A no-board report starts a 17-day countdown to a potential labour disruption such as a strike. In this case, it means that as of June 7 at 12:00 a.m., members of ATU Local 113 will be in a position to move forward with some form of labour disruption.

It's important to note that this does not mean there will automatically be a labour disruption; it only indicates the earliest date such a disruption could begin.

Currently, bargaining teams from ATU and the TTC remain at the table, where we continue to negotiate a new collective agreement to replace the one that expired on March 31, 2024.

Since January, the TTC has successfully renewed agreements with three of our six bargaining units - CUPE Local 5089 (Special Constables and Fare Inspectors), IAMAW Lodge 235 (millwrights, machinists, and other skilled shop employees) and CUPE Local 2 (electrical skilled trades).

However, we need to be honest with all our employees and customers. Past experience tells us that if there is a labour disruption with ATU Local 113, there will be service impacts. What exactly those impacts could be will depend on the extent and nature of the disruption and are not yet known.

The TTC values the important work that all our employees do every day to deliver safe and reliable service – the employees in ATU Local 113 are an integral part of our operations.

We remain committed to keeping everyone updated on negotiations as they progress. We encourage both our employees and customers to check our website at www.ttc.ca/bargaining for the most current updates.

Stay safe,

Rick Leary
TTC CEO

CEO Rick Leary's Statements

  • CEO Rick Leary’s statement (April 29, 2024)

    Since February, bargaining teams from the TTC and ATU Local 113 have been working hard to reach a fair negotiated collective agreement. ATU Local 113 is our largest union partner, representing approximately 11,500 operators, collectors, maintenance workers, stations staff and other frontline employees.

    The TTC is aware of the strike vote taken by ATU Local 113 today.

    It’s important to note that seeking support for a strike is a common part of the bargaining process. However, the vote does not mean a strike is imminent, and no strike deadline has been set at this time.

    The bargaining teams from ATU and the TTC remain at the table where they continue to negotiate a new collective agreement to replace the one that expired on March 31, 2024.

    The TTC values the important and challenging work that all our employees do every day to deliver safe and reliable service – the employees in ATU Local 113 are an integral part of our operations.

    We are heartened by the fact the TTC recently ratified agreements with CUPE Local 5089 (Special Constables and Fare Inspectors), and IAMAW Lodge 235 (millwrights, machinists, and other skilled shop employees). This past weekend, we reached a tentative agreement with CUPE Local 2 (electrical skilled trades) which we hope will be ratified fairly soon.

    Between 2011 and 2023, unionized TTC employees were deemed an essential service by provincial law and were not allowed to strike. That was overturned in 2023 by an Ontario Superior Court ruling that restored TTC employees’ right to strike.

    We know from past experience that job action by ATU Local 113 would almost certainly lead to service disruptions for our customers which is why both sides are focused on reaching a new collective agreement as soon as possible.

    We remain committed to keeping everyone updated on negotiations as they progress. We encourage both our employees and customers to check our website at www.ttc.ca/bargaining for the most current updates.

    Stay safe,

    Rick Leary
    TTC CEO

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