ATU Local 1505 Winnipeg

Letter of Support from the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg

UFFW's Full Letter of support


August 21,2019

Brothers and sisters of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505: the United Firefighters of Winnipeg stand with you in solidarity and support of your efforts to fairly negotiate a new contract with the City Of Winnipeg.

The ATU should be commended for championing such basic issues as a reasonable schedule and a safe work environment for its workers and the citizens who use the transit system.

Our members are also reminded daily of the new dangerous reality that drugs and addictions bring to our workplaces. The firefighter-paramedic crew that responded to the U of M in February of 2017 for the senseless and brutal murder of Local 1505 Brother Irvine Jubal Fraser witnessed first-hand the outcome of workplace violence.

We stand with you in your efforts: NEVER AGAIN

On behalf of the 1500 active and retired members of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg, we again signal our support for your reasonable bargaining position for a fair & realistic work schedule as well as reliable washroom breaks and a safe work environment.

In Solidarity,
Alex Forrest,
President, United Firefighters of Winnipeg

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