TORONTO - Ontario's legislature meets in a rare Sunday session this afternoon to put an end to the surprise Toronto transit strike.

Premier Dalton McGuinty issued the call to the province's politicians on Saturday amid pressure to get the 9,000 workers back on the job.

Both opposition leaders have pledged to support the bill, which imposes fines on individuals and the union if they don't heed the back-to-work order.

If all goes smoothly, subway trains, streetcars and buses should be rolling well before Monday's commuter rush begins - welcome relief to the 1.5 million people who use transit weekdays.

The city was caught flat-footed when the transit workers walked out with barely any notice at midnight Friday night after rejecting a tentative contract.

Mediated talks on Saturday produced no settlement on the issues, which will be subject under the legislation to arbitration.

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