ATU Local 1505 Winnipeg

Community Involvement

Last year, Luxton School reached out to us after the tragic death of Brother Irvine Jubal Fraser. A group of students presented transit operators with painted rocks as a show of appreciation for transit operators and workers. We had two Operators visit and speak with students, and had two full time officers explaining the job of a Bus Operator and the challenges they face. This year the school has invited us to be recognized at an assembly featuring the entire school. Read more >>>

The 2018 City budget will raise bus fares by 25 cents, while cutting service. This will only reduce mobility and add to the financial burden for seniors, students and others living on a fixed income.


Come to City Hall, 510 Main Street to show your concern


Executive Policy Committee December 5th 9:00am
Council Budget Vote December 12th 9:30am



Tired of overcrowded buses? Show City Council that public transit needs real commitment!


Via the Sardine Award campaign, Winnipeggers are invited to post photos of over-crowded buses to Facebook and Twitter.


Use hashtag #sardinelife
Include the bus route number
Tag @MayorBowman


The best photos will be entered to “Win Back Your Pass.” The equivalent of a free January adult bus pass valued at $100. Deadline is December 11, 2017

Facebook post shows packed bus, calls on Mayor Brian Bowman to reconsider proposed service cuts Read more >>>

Newcomer, Indigenous groups unite to oppose proposed Winnipeg Transit fare hike (November 29)

Groups opposed to 25-cent fare hike plan hold 1st news conference on Monday


"Winnipeg's newcomer and Indigenous communities are joining forces to oppose a proposed 25-cent increase to transit fares, warning the move would increase the barriers already faced by low-income members of both communities.


Several groups, including the Canadian Muslim Women's Institute, the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO), Aboriginal Youth Opportunities and Functional Transit Winnipeg, held a news conference Monday morning to voice their concerns."

Read full CBC article here

After Brother Fraser's death.  A class from Luxton School, which is very close to North Garage.  Made a book of condolences to show support for our Operator's.

A Winnipeg bus driver is being thanked by hundreds of people on social media after something he did on a route was noticed by a passenger and posted on Facebook. Read more >>>

An important message from our friends at the Winnipeg Labour Council.  The EPC voted unanimously to continue to privatize City garbage collection services regardless of public opinion.  On top of this, the rushed decision could potentially add millions to the contracts and the city would need to absorb the impact.

"The city issued its search for new contractors before the Trudeau government's carbon-tax announcement.  Mayor Bowman said he sees no reason to delay a council vote on the GFL and Miller contracts in order to explore other forms of vehicles." Read more >>>

Pancake breakfast at Burton Cummings Community Centre. Read more >>>

We're glad to share this piece of Winnipeg Transit history.

Brian K. Darragh is a retired member of ATU 1505.  He was employed when the last Winnipeg streetcar went out of service.  Brian also was an original member of ATU Local 1505 when it was established in 1957.  And also was a member of the previous Union called OBU(One Big Union), which dated back to the General Strike in 1919.

Demonstration by Transit Riders for Operators

ATU thanks Jacqui and Rob for organizing, and reaching out to our Operators.  As well as everyone that came to offer their support or just came by to ask questions!

Simple things like this can improve someone's day immensely and that only gets passed on.  Operator's were commenting on how nice of a gesture it was.  The more everyone acknowledges the need for a better Public Transit system.  The better off the entire community will be.

Click here for a link to a free press article on the demonstration.


President John Callahan has been offering tours of the Winnipeg Transit facility to all elected officials.  So they can see exactly why Winnipeg's Transit system has been considered among the best in Canada.  Several officials have taken John's offer. Read more >>>

ATU has supported the United Way over the years.  Since the beginning of 2014.  ATU 1505 has been getting more involved with the community.  And it is good to see efforts are noticed!

CUPE Local 3085 and 2180 needed some help to be recognized.  The challenges they face are very familiar, yet very specific (to adequately fund assisted community living).  ATU Local 1505 was happy to assist them in their rally on July29th.

ATU 1505 participated along side fellow Unions on August 6th.  In recognition of equality for all workers in the workforce. 

On July 29, CUPE Local 3085 (Community Living Selkirk) took to the streets of Winnipeg, calling on the provincial government to adequately fund assisted community living, so workers can achieve a fair, living wage!

Bill C-533 and What it Means to Amalgamated Transit Unions



On Friday May 2nd, the members of the Amalgamated Transit Union had the opportunity to participate in a round table event with the Honourable Member of Parliament, Mr. Ralph Goodale.

Read more >>>


Ride along with Kevin Lamoureux, Liberal MP of Winnipeg North.

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Bus Driver Song

1980's Winnipeg Transit ad

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