Heat Related Illness

For all members driving buses in this stifling heat: Be wary. The heat can sneak up on you unexpectedly. Following are some signs you may be headed for trouble and your Union advises you to act before you get sick. WHAT TO LOOK FOR · Heavy sweating. · Cold, pale, and clammy skin. · Fast,…

Request for Volunteers For Redeployment

For ETS Operators who are currently on layoff, there is an opportunity to return to work in a redeployed position temporarily. If you’re interested, you need to complete the form at this link and forward it by 1600h (4:00pm) tomorrow, Tuesday June 23. Requests for redeployment will be ordered by seniority and the available work…

City Council Ratifies Agreement

Late this afternoon, Edmonton City Council voted unanimously to ratify the Collective Agreement between the City and ATU Local 569, ETS Main bargaining Unit. I guess they would. It means 2 consecutive years without an increase to our pay. Without a single penny of new money into our remuneration package. On June 9, the Union…

Black Lives Matter

“Black Lives Matter. The ATU stands in solidarity with the nonviolent demonstrations calling for real change in response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless others at the hands of police brutality and racism. We unequivocally oppose racism in all its forms and firmly support the first amendment…

ATU 569 Contract Ratification Vote Update

Members employed in ETS Main will vote on a new contract on Tuesday. There is a lot of good healthy discussion going on about this contract and we appreciate that. I want to take a bit of your time to give some perspective from the Negotiating Committee and the Executive. There is no new money…