Highlights: What the Amalgamated Transit Union v TTC Decision Means for Trucking


On April 3, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rendered its decision with regard to a request for injunction presented by the Amalgamated Transit Union. The court effectively quashed the union’s request for an injunction to prevent the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), from implementing its “Fitness for Duty Policy” which involves random testing, pending a decision by an arbitrator on the validity of this policy.

The judge’s decision to refuse an injunction brings insights into what may arise on the matter of random testing in the coming years, which should be on interest to trucking industry HR professionals.

OTA members can click on the attachment below for some highlights for trucking employers could consider moving forward. Note that this is just a synopsis and employers should seek legal assistance before taking action relating to this judgement.


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