Marvin Alfred, on behalf of the Executive Board of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, is proud to announce that today we won our fight to protect members’ right to strike.
In a historic ruling, Hon. Justice Chalmers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that Ontario legislation banning TTC workers from striking violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
This is a historic and important decision confirming the right to strike for working people. Further, the Court characterized the government’s request to delay the implementation of the decision until after March 31st, 2024, as unreasonable. Effective immediately the legislation is declared unconstitutional and of no force and effect.