Your Benefits are Secure

This message applies to members who are employed by the City of Edmonton: Recently, concerns have been brought to my attention that the City’s contract with Alberta Blue Cross to administer our benefits will expire soon. This is true. But it is not a concern. These contracts are for a specific term and when they’re…

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…