[URBAN NOTE] “TTC union board votes ‘no confidence’ in Bob Kinnear after court reinstates him”
CBC News reports on the latest controversies surrounding the TTC union.
The executive board of the TTC’s largest union local says it has unanimously approved a motion of “no confidence” in the leadership of Bob Kinnear.
In a statement late Tuesday, the board said the move follows a decision by a Toronto judge to reinstate Kinnear as head of the the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113 and it came during an emergency session of the board held in Toronto. Local 113 represents some 11,000 TTC workers.
Earlier on Tuesday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Penny reinstated Kinnear, who had been suspended for allegedly trying to split the local from its U.S.-based parent. Penny slammed the suspension.
The board, in a news release late Tuesday, said it condemned Kinnear’s alleged attempt to split the local from its U.S.-based parent and it called on him to “cease and desist” from continuing his alleged campaign.
It said it also demanded that he refrain from any attempt to sue the union over his suspension and hold Local 113 responsible for any damages.