Winnipeg Transit drivers face escalating violence, says union

Transit drivers in Winnipeg are facing an increasing number of violent assaults on the job, says the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505.

In 2015 alone there were approximately 60 assaults against transit operators in the city, an increase of 54 per cent, said ATU.

“It ranges from punching, spitting, slapping, kicking, weapons, coffee thrown at them, beer cans, you name it,” said John Callahan, president of ATU Local 1505.

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The Minister of National Revenue Waives Reporting Requirements Under Bill C-377

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec 21, 2015) – Canada Revenue Agency

Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, announced she has waived reporting requirements for labour organizations and labour trusts, arising from Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations), for fiscal periods starting on December 31, 2015 and through 2016.

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President’s Message

Brothers and Sisters,

As your new President, I want to take a moment to reach out to every ATU Member in Canada with a few brief sentiments.

First and foremost, as I step into my role as President of ATU Canada I look forward to working with each and every one of you. It is an incredible honour for me to lead and serve this great union of ours, and to be the first to lead its redefined national organization.
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Hamilton LRT announcement will be for a shorter line

The province is expected to make a light rail transit (LRT) announcement at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, but sources say it will be for a shorter route than the city initially proposed.

The line, which was originally supposed to be 13.5 kilometres from McMaster University to Eastgate Square, will likely stop at the former City Motor Hotel property at 55 Queenston Rd, two sources have told CBC Hamilton. That would mean the planned route would be about 11.3 kilometres.

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