TORONTO — CUPE Local 2, representing signal maintenance, communications and electrical workers at the Toronto Transit Commission, is looking to reach a negotiated settlement with the TTC despite back-to-work legislation passed in the Ontario Legislature today.
“We believe fundamentally in free collective bargaining, which benefits workers, employers and overall labour relations in the workplace,” said Local 2 President Mike Santos. “To that end, we are expecting to meet as scheduled with TTC negotiators to resolve the outstanding issues specific to Local 2 members.”
Local 2 and the TTC were scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Wednesday, April 30 to resolve specific issues that would still have been outstanding despite ATU 113 having reached a tentative agreement on the major monetary items common to all three unions. Santos said he expects the TTC to meet that commitment since legislation passed today does not preclude the parties reaching a negotiated settlement.
For more information, contact:
Mike Santos, President, CUPE Local 2, 416-450-2467
Peter Paulekat, CUPE National Representative, 416-419-1281
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-616-6142