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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2011

Toronto Transit Drivers Nearly Essential

Provincial assent still lacking

The board of the Toronto Transit Commission has endorsed Mayor Rob Ford’s call to declare the service’s 10,000 unionized workers essential. The motion is not final, as action at the provincial level would be required before the essential-services designation was effective.