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Toronto transit strike averted as TTC, union announce last minute deal

TTC strike averted after last minute deal.

Published Jun 7, 2024 at 2:00pm

The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
Toronto transit strike averted as TTC, union announce last minute deal
The Toronto Transit Commission says more homeless people are using its facility and vehicles as shelter in the winter. A Toronto Transit Commission sign is shown at a downtown Toronto subway stop on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

A strike that would have nearly shut down Toronto's public transit system has been averted, after the transit workers union and TTC announced a last minute deal following months of negotiations.

Contract talks went down to the wire, but minutes before a midnight deadline ATU Local 113 said it had reached a deal with the Toronto Transit Commission that includes progress on key issues.

"Our demands have been reasonable. We asked the TTC for assurance on job security, for protections on contracting out our jobs, for improvement in benefits for active members and pensioners," the union said in a statement.

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