Press Releases

Fare evasion on Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg, Manitoba - April 11, 2024 - The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 acknowledges the ongoing challenges posed by fare evasion within the Winnipeg Transit system. As representatives of the hardworking individuals who operate and maintain our city's public transportation, we are deeply concerned about the impact of fare evasion on both our members and the community at large.

ATU Local 1505 Reflects on Initial Weeks of Transit Community Safety Officers in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 18, 2024 – ATU Local 1505 Transit Union would like to offer some insights into the newly implemented Transit Community Safety Team, shedding light on its early impact and operational dynamics.

Transit Workers: The Heartbeat of our City! Celebrating Transit Worker Appreciation Day - March 18, 2024

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 18, 2024 – Today marks Transit Worker Appreciation Day, a momentous occasion championed by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505. As we celebrate, Winnipeggers and Brandonites are encouraged to take a moment to appreciate Transit Operators & Workers who tirelessly keep our cities moving.

Media Statement from ATU Local 1505 on City of Winnipeg Budget Announcements

Winnipeg, February 7, 2024 — The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 acknowledges the recent budget announcements by the City of Winnipeg, particularly the allocation of 2.5 million dollars over four years towards funding the transit safety team. While we appreciate this investment, we continue to urge for additional provincial funding to bolster these critical initiatives.

ATU Local 1505 Honours the Memory of Irvine Jubal Fraser on the 7th Anniversary of his Tragic Passing.

Winnipeg, Manitoba - February 14, 2024 - Today marks the solemn occasion of the 7th anniversary of the senseless and tragic death of Irvine Jubal Fraser, a dedicated member and Brother of our transit community. As we reflect on this day, our hearts are heavy with the memory of Irvine and the reminder of the violence that can occur on our transit systems.

Transit Strike Averted as ATU 1505 Members Accept Final Offer and Ratify a 4-year deal.

Winnipeg, December 8, 2023 — The members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 have, after careful consideration, voted to accept the third tentative agreement presented by Winnipeg Transit and the City of Winnipeg.

ATU 1505 Members Withhold Approval of Second Round Memorandum of Agreement

Winnipeg, November 24, 2023 - Following the completion of the second round of negotiations, the members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 have chosen not to approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) put forth by the bargaining parties.

ATU Local 1505 Membership Votes Against Current Memorandum of Agreement

Winnipeg, October 27, 2023— After thorough consideration and a democratic vote, the members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 have chosen to reject the current Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) proposed by the employer, Winnipeg Transit.