The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently reached a new collective agreement with its workforce, putting an end to years of negotiations and strikes. This agreement will bring stability to employees and commuters alike, as it provides fair compensation, benefits, and working conditions for TTC workers.
The negotiations for the collective agreement were long and difficult, but ultimately the TTC management and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 were able to reach an agreement that benefits both parties. The agreement includes a 10.6 percent wage increase over four years, as well as improvements in benefits and job security for workers.
The TTC has also committed to creating new full-time positions in areas such as bus driving and maintenance. This will not only benefit employees, but also improve the quality of service for the more than 1.5 million daily riders who depend on the TTC to get around the city.
The new agreement also includes provisions for the implementation of new technology, which is aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of the TTC system. This includes the addition of new electronic fare payment systems, which will allow riders to pay for their fares using their smartphones or other mobile devices.
Overall, the new collective agreement is a step forward for the TTC and its workforce. It ensures that employees are fairly compensated for their work, while also improving the quality of service for commuters. With the implementation of new technology and the creation of new full-time positions, the TTC is well positioned to continue to serve Toronto for years to come.