The union that represents Toronto Transit Commission will follow its usual practice and will not comment on the Toronto Police Service charges today against the operator of a TTC bus that killed Amaria Diljohn on December 21, 2014 near the corner of Neilson Road and Finch Ave. East.
“Amaria’s death was a great tragedy that affected us all,” said Bob Kinnear, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113. “We cannot bring her back but her grieving family deserves to know what happened.”
Kinnear said that the union offered its full cooperation with the police investigation immediately upon learning of the accident.
“We hope that the questions we all have about this tragedy will ultimately be resolved by the justice system. Towards that end, we will continue to offer our full cooperation.”
Local 113 believes strongly in the importance of education. That’s why we have one of the most generous scholarship programs of any local union in Canada. Every year, we award dozens of scholarships to the children of our members. There are three types of scholarships available.
Local 113 Board Member Carmen Lint (Birchmount/Malvern), is the radio voice of the union for International Women’s Day, the annual celebration of women’s achievements towards equality. In the 30-second message playing on several Toronto radio stations, Lint reminds listeners that in the past, “driving buses, streetcars and subways was done only by men. Our union is proud that this public service is now done also by women, including me, a TTC driver for 20 years.” She goes on to say that “Sunday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the progress women have achieved towards true equality. Let’s work together to continue that progress, in Canada and around the world.”
The ad plays until Saturday, March 7. Click HERE to listen
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