ATU Local 1505 Winnipeg

ATU Canada, International & Labour News

ATU 1505 was pleased to welcome newly elected ATU Canada President John DiNino and the new ATU Canada organizer, Justin Pantos, for a week of organizing, stewards training and a tour of the Main Street Project. Read more >>>

Hundreds of U of M staff still working but unions encourage support for strikers (Nov. 1)

Even the Amalgamated Transit Union, which doesn't have any members employed by the U of M, joined faculty members on the picket line Tuesday morning.


"It's their right to strike," transit union Local 1505 president John Callahan said. "We stood in solidarity with them."

Read full CBC article HERE

It's an attack on worker' rights (Oct. 14)


David Camfield, an associate professor of labour studies and sociology at the University of Manitoba, said the bill would negatively impact workers.

"It's clearly an attack on workers' rights," Camfield said.

Read full article here

ATU Local 615 has been without a contract since December 31st, 2012.  They have a pending arbitration in waiting and as well as an upcoming Civic election.  The following is a calling for awareness and support.

A 'Thank You' to transit drivers could go a long way (Aug.16,2016)


The disturbing incident of the passenger spitting on a Winnipeg Transit driver last week occurred at the same time I was doing research into how often riders said "thank you" when exiting a bus.

A "Thank You" to Transit drivers could go a long way


Man arrested after spitting on, fighting with Winnipeg bus driver

Bill 7 will make it even harder for everyday Manitobans to join a union

Visible results from contract negotiations.  Soon to be advertised on Winnipeg Transit fleet interior signage - March

Among Transit systems across Canada.  Winnipeg Transit Operators are 24th in wages.  Journeyman Mechanics are 29th on the list. Read more >>>

Very interesting article about the trials and tribulations that bus operators go through while on this job.

 The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) is pleased to announce that Bill S-221, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (assaults on public transit operators) will receive Royal Assent today, and the law will come into effect immediately. Read more >>>

Assaults Against Public Transit Operators Private Members' Business. Read more >>>

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