Ontario Superior Court denies ATU Local 113’s request for an injunction
Today, the Ontario Superior Court denied ATU Local 113’s request for an injunction relating to the TTC’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (the “Policy”).
The next phase of the Policy goes into effect tomorrow, Nov. 21. TTC employees who remain unvaccinated or refuse to disclose their vaccination status by end of day today will be placed on leave. As of today, roughly 90 per cent of the agency’s 15,061 active employees have shared their COVID-19 vaccination status.
To date, the TTC has held 61 vaccination clinics for employees and customers. Almost 9,500 shots have been administered at these clinics.
See below for a statement from Rick Leary, TTC CEO:
Safety is a core value at the TTC. Ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers is the reason that we introduced the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in September.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the TTC has been a leader in safety – and we will continue to do all that we can to protect our community. From the moment an employee steps onto TTC property, it is our duty to do everything in our power to ensure their safety.
We know that getting vaccinated is one of the most important things that people can do to put the pandemic behind us. As an essential service, we need the TTC to be a safe place for everyone.
I want to thank all the employees who have complied with the Policy and I want to thank all our customers for their support. Together we will get through this.