TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The union that represents nearly 10,000
workers at the Toronto Transit Commission has praised TTC Chair Karen
Stintz for showcasing the skill and dedication of the system's workers
in last night's television episode of "Undercover Boss Canada."
"I have been getting nothing but fantastic feedback from our members
from the minute the show finished last night," says Bob Kinnear,
President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113.
"After years of endless negative media attention on a handful of
individuals and incidents, they are very appreciative of the positive
portrayal of how the vast majority of TTC workers handle the daily
challenges of their jobs."
The episode featured Ms. Stintz in disguise as a new TTC worker being
trained in various jobs by people who regularly perform them - Subway
Operator, Seat Refurbisher, Station Janitor and Bus Cleaner.
"It was clear that she connected on a human level with these employees
and came away with a better understanding of their work than any
previous TTC Chair in living memory," added Kinnear.
"Although it is inevitable, because of our respective positions, that
Chair Stintz and I will continue to disagree on some matters from time
to time, the dialogue will no doubt be marked with more respect and a
greater willingness to cooperate in finding solutions to the problems
of a badly-underfunded TTC.
"We congratulate her for her initiative and we look forward to building
on this morale boost in the weeks and months to come."
SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
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