Local 615 – ATUCC Press Release

ATU Canada has been following the events of ATU Local 615, Saskatoon, during the work stoppage created as a result of City Council locking out a great group of willing and dedicated transit workers. Elected City Councillors have attempted to create an atmosphere of urgency and anarchy that has absolutely no merit. They have stripped the citizens of Saskatoon of a service they committed to provide to them when they asked for their support during the last election.

Unions make a difference both at work and in the quality of life you earn

Having a union on your side makes your job and your workplace safer and fairer. You get paid better and are more likely to have benefits that help you balance work with life at home. Your health and ability to do your job become important, and your right to fair treatment gets enforced.
The Canadian Labour Congress is releasing this study to show just how much better the union advantage truly is – both nationally and in 50 communities across the country. This study shows that on average, unionized workers across Canada earn $5.17/hour more than non-union workers, that women with unions earn more ($6.89/hour) and get paid more fairly, and that young workers (aged 14 to 24) earn more when they work under the protection of a collective agreement.