Today Jim McDonald did a press release stating that “12 operators have called in sick and because of ATU Job Action the City had to make changes to regularly scheduled routes”
ATU has not expanded its Job Action beyond Work To Rule and A Ban On Overtime.
ATU has not suggested anyone book sick to intentionally disrupt service.
Our operators are human and it is currently cold and flu season, our operators are exposed to higher than normal amounts of people in a confined area for extended periods and they get sick it happens.
If an operator is sick they have the ability under the collective agreement to book sick and get themselves healthy.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615