ATU 569 Update Jan 15. 2021

The Core Team is out there with the Regionalization Petition in Edmonton and St. Albert. Please watch for them, sign their sheet and take a blank and get your co-workers to signup as well. The Executive meets with the Chair & Vice Chair of the Regional Transit Service Commission next week. We need to be…

ATU 569 Petition

They’re at it again! The Core Team organizers are about to start their next action, this time including not only ETS but St. Albert as well. Their target is Transit Regionalization and they’re going to ask you to sign a petition. It’s simple enough – it talks about how Regionalization could cost us our jobs…

LAPP Overpayment Refunds Coming

For those among you who’s trade balance is positive for the year (that is you’ve worked more trades than you’ve traded away), you’ve been over-charged for your LAPP premiums during the year. You’ll be receiving a rebate of the overpayment on your December 29th pay transfer. Nothing unusual about it, but if you have any other…

Holiday Greetings

It was my plan that this year-end message would avoid the expressions “COVID” or “Pandemic”, but everything I think about that happened this year somehow linked back to them. So, now I’ve said them, I’ll stay away from them for the rest of the message. I’ll start by thanking the amazing Executive team you elected….

2021 Budget Success

In Edmonton, Annual Budget Updates were considered, debated and decided upon over the past 2 weeks. ATU was part of that discussion, along with other members of the Coalition of Civic Unions. For ATU, the biggest deal was a proposal to cut about 25,000 hours of service – about 1% of the total. It seems like…

ETS Mask Update

Friday evening a revised memo was posted for ETS Operators, Dispatchers & others giving detailed instruction concerning ETS’ response to the new Provincially mandated COVID restrictions. Specifically, Director of Operations Ryan Birch was “asking all ETS employees to wear masks at all times while at work.” This ask includes Operators even while behind the wheel. The…