Ontario Union Strikers Block Toronto Streets And Handi Buses

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on November 11, 2022

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) workers decided to block transit lanes yesterday, in a strike action to try and force the Ontario provincial government and Metrolinx to negotiate with them for higher wages and more benefits. 

Obviously, the transit union workers are following the lead of the Ontario teacher unions, who, with the help of CUPE, got Premier Doug Ford to promise to scrap Bill 28 (back-to-work legislation) and commence new contract negotiations with the teachers. 

In fact, unlike the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, the CUPE-backed protesters in Toronto are trying to be as disruptive to people’s day-to-day lives as possible, and are preventing public transit from moving normally.

(Photo from freelance photographer Donald Smith)

Down Hudson’s Bay Queen Street the protesters decided to stand in a mob all the way across the road. Freelance photographic reporter Donald Smith, who collected images for The National Telegraph at this protest said that the union protesters blocked normal traffic, TTC trains, and even a handi bus.

(Below is a video of the handi bus being forced to do a three-point turn after union protesters refused to make a road for it to move down the street.)

Funnily enough, unlike a previous report we did on the large socialist and communist presence at CUPE/Ontario teacher union protests, there was only one “Socialist Action” flag at this ATU protest, so the blocking of transit can’t be blamed on some far-left fringe. 

It is ridiculous that so many approve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act to clear out a peaceful street protest in Ottawa around Parliament, but in the case of union protesters, it is totally cool to block far more busy streets and disrupt the movement of handicapped people.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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