- Metrolinx, ATU Local 1587 & the Federal Ministry of Labour
On October 24, 2011, transit workers from York Region Transit and GO Transit will go on strike, leaving over 100,000 people in the GTA scrambling to find alternative and inconvenient means of transportation.
All parties involved (Metrolinx, ATU Local 1587, and the Federal Government), share responsibility for allowing the dispute to reach this point.
-Failed to negotiate an agreement with ATU Local 1587 in a timely manner
-Failed to provide an alternate means of transportation for the affected passengers.
ATU Local 1587:
-Failed to negotiate an agreement with Metrolinx in a timely manner.
-Proposing demands that, in the current economic climate, are insulting to the general public, and in particular, non-unionized and unemployed workers.
-Lack of regard for passengers who are affected by the strike. Students and workers will be left to make alternate travel plans, simply to get to school or work.
-Failed to give any attention to this dispute, allowing it to reach the point of an impending strike.
-Failing to provide an alternate means of transportation in the event of a strike.
We, the undersigned, call on Metrolinx, ATU Local 1587 & the Federal Ministry of Labour to resolve this labour dispute in a timely manner and to prevent the strike from occurring.
In the event of a strike, we call on the aforementioned parties to provide alternate accommodations for the affected passengers.
The Prevent the GO Transit Strike petition to Metrolinx, ATU Local 1587 & the Federal Ministry of Labour was written by Victor and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.