Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 - Winnipeg & Brandon, MB

ATU1505 was invited by the Mayors office on November 17, 2022 to meet to discuss strategies to improve Transit safety in response to our

ATU believes that investment in Public Transit serves the needs of the growing population, spurs economic growth, and brings social and environmental returns.

Recent News

The following letter was sent to Premier Heather Stefanson with a request immediate action to be taken for the safety of Transit workers and passengers in light of the recent string of assaults in early November. 

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SEVERAL TRANSIT WORKERS SUFFER ABUSE – TRANSIT UNION PLEADS FOR BUREAUCRATIC PROCESSES TO BE EXPEDITED

WINNIPEG, November 25th, 2022 – Yesterday, on November 24th, 2022, several Winnipeg Transit employees suffered a series of abuse from disruptive Transit users, including verbal assaults, death threats, objects being thrown at them, and being spit on. While the Winnipeg Police Service responded quickly and made arrests, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 is still picking up the pieces.

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WINNIPEG TRANSIT IS IN A PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS – TRANSIT UNION PLEADS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION FROM CITY AND PROVINCE

WINNIPEG, November 8th, 2022 – The Winnipeg Transit system is left reeling after a series of assaults on patrons and a Transit worker over the last six days – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 pleads with the city and all levels of government to take immediate action against what they deem a Public Safety Crisis.