1 day ago
In Sao Paulo, workers and riders are coming together to fight transit privatization. Because privatizing transit is bad for operators and riders alike. Let's follow their example to #KeepTransitPublic here in #Ontario. https://t.co/5Y12xKtwQ8
3 days ago
MiWay rider Laura knows that privatizing transit would only mean higher fares and worse service. Sign the petition to #KeepTransitPublic. https://t.co/SjUw3oBnyM #onpoli #mississauga https://t.co/JJXoDm2ttQ
4 days ago
#MiWay rider Brian says "transit is for the people." Want to keep it that way? Then sign the petition. #KeepTransitPublic https://t.co/YyjmyiLwUW #onpoli #mississauga https://t.co/TX7QNCLL2X
5 days ago
Jahnae, and thousands of students like her, depend on #MiWay to get to and from school. She knows privatized transit could easily mean reduced schedules. Sign the petition to #KeepTransitPublic. https://t.co/Wku52KgPmn #onpoli #mississauga https://t.co/DUbsjlcL5Z
2 weeks ago
#MiWay has an impeccable service and safety record. They make sure transit works for the men and women who need it to get around, and don't have to worry about turning a profit for shareholders. Sign the petition to #KeepTransitPublic in #Mississauga. https://t.co/3O82I7l1o1 https://t.co/n1gcqhy2xA
2 weeks ago
Kevin's been a #MiWay driver for over 17 years. His favourite part of the job is meeting the riders. He knows that a privately operated #HuLRT would cost them more. Sign the petition to #KeepTransitPublic in #Mississauga. https://t.co/pgeYZe818O #onpoli https://t.co/duUaLum7xw
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Keep Transit Public1 day ago
In Sao Paulo, and in other cities around the world, workers and riders are coming together to put a stop to transit privatization, service cuts, layoffs, and fare hikes. From

Whether it's in Ontario or Brazil, privatizing public transit is worse for EVERYONE. The only people it benefits are shareholders. Everyone else suffers. Let's come together to #KeepTransitPublic.
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Keep Transit Public2 days ago
In the wake of the surprise collapse of the UK-based multinational Carillion, OPSEU President Warren "Smokey" Thomas is calling on the provincial government to put the privatized services that Carillion delivered back into the hands of professional and qualified public service workers.

"This is a clear sign that privatization doesn't work," says Thomas. "It's ineffective. It's over-priced. And as we're learning today, it's totally unreliable. This is another example of failed privatization taking more money out of the pockets of Ontarians.

"I'm demanding that our government face these facts and begin bringing privatized services back under public management, where they belong," Thomas says. "Here in Ontario, let's start with services Carillion had been providing — we clearly can't count on them anymore."

We support OPSEU members, keep public services in Ontario public!
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Keep Transit Public3 days ago
You may not know this, but Presto is actually the result of a public-private partnership between Metrolinx and Irish multinational Accenture.

The speed and efficiency of card-based fares can go a long way to improving transit service, but it shouldn’t come with blackmail and discrimination against transit users who can only afford to purchase a ticket at a time. Time and time again these P3s prove they only care about making a profit and will bully public officials to get their way.

Shame on PRESTO and Metrolinx!
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Keep Transit Public2 weeks ago
Kathleen Wynne is trying to present herself as a champion of both worker’s rights and transit expansion. But every new transit project she oversees exacerbates the cutting of worker’s wages, benefits, and pensions through privatization and contracting-out. She’s calling-out greedy and unfair bosses in one industry, and opening the door for them in another.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/wynne-on-tim-hortons-founder-s-son-act-of-a-bully-1.3745728
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Keep Transit Public2 weeks ago
Hamilton LRT supporters are concerned that a Conservative provincial government and a city council flip could mean "goodbye LRT." But even if the Conservatives commit to funding the Hamilton LRT, it will still be privately operated and maintained, just like under the Liberals. Let’s support candidates, both locally and provincially, who support keeping transit public!

https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/8037395-conservatives-confirm-lrt-position/
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Keep Transit Public2 weeks ago
MiWay rider Brian says "transit is for the people." Want to keep it that way? Then sign the petition. #KeepTransitPublic http://www.keeptransitpublic.ca
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