Toronto transit union honours former CUPE Toronto leader Brian Cochrane

TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - The following statement was issued by Bob Kinnear, President of the Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 113, which represents more than 9,000 Operations and Maintenance staff of the Toronto Transit Commission.

"It is with sadness that we hear of the untimely passing of Brian Cochrane, who led the Toronto Civic Employees Union Local 416 for many years with great conviction, courage and success. He was a passionate, straightforward and trusted brother in the union family. Local 113 could always count on his influential support when things got tough.

"We extend our condolences to his immediate family and to his large extended family in his union. He helped make Toronto a better place. We will all miss him."

SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

For further information: For further information: Bill Reno, (416) 223-7366

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