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Newly elected ATU Local 1505 President, Chris Scott, and Executive Vice President, Derek Hanley, met with Mayor Scott Gillingham, Councillor Janice Lukes, and Councillor John Orlikow on Monday, Ja

We are happy to install our new Executive Board during the first meeting of 2023! Looking forward to a great year!

JANUARY 4, 2023 - ATU1505 stewards elects their first-ever female Chief Steward, Crystal Hanley.

PRESS RELEASE WINNIPEG, MB, January 3, 2023 – Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505, representing over 1400 Winnipeg and Brandon transit workers, have elected Chris Scott as their new President Business Agent in the triennial election held from December 5-9, 2022.

Chris joined Winnipeg Transit as an Operator in February of 1999. He first became a shop steward in 2000 and was elected as Recording Secretary in 2001.

The following letter was sent by Minister of Justice, Kelvin Goertzen, in response to our Letter to Premier Heather Stefanson: Request for Immediate Action for the Safety of Transit Workers and Passengers.

ATU 1505 will continue lobbying the City and Government for a safe transit system for our members and passengers until changes are implemented to address and resolve these concerns. 

ATU1505 was invited by the Mayors office on November 17, 2022 to meet to discuss strategies to improve Transit safety in response to our letter sent on November 7, 2022

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. 

The following letter was sent to Mayor Gillingham and City Council to request immediate action for the safety of Transit workers and passengers after a sexual assault in the Southwest Rapid Transitway and an assault on a Transit driver over the weekend.

NOTICE TO ATU LOCAL 1505 MEMBERS

The Canadian Union of Public Employee’s (CUPE) Local 500 could potentially take strike action on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, at 12:00 am.

In such an eventuality, ATU Local 1505 will be honouring CUPE Local 500’s picketing lines and will not cross them until CUPE 500 allows us to do so.  Due to this, we anticipate delays around the garages and major transit service disruptions.  Please ensure to govern yourself accordingly and adjust your commute time as needed.

ATU 1505 was proud to sponsor an ad in the Philippine-Manitoba Historical Society, Inc's, “Balik-Tanaw: Martial Law at 50” (Looking Back: Martial Law at 50)

– a special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines on September 23, 2022.

Visit their website for more information: https://bantaykasaysayan.com/

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Transit Bus Operator of the Year Award, Jeff Chudy, awarded for his exemplary customer service and safety record!  

Congratulations, Jeff!