ATU Local 113 strongly condemns the behaviour of a passenger who verbally assaulted a transit worker onboard a TTC bus on Wednesday, September 9th. The passenger launched a harmful, racist and misogynistic verbal tirade against the transit worker who was simply doing her job. Transit workers are entitled to the same level of safety and security as all workers.
ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred spoke with the media about the importance of safe working conditions for transit workers and why this behaviour should never be tolerated.
Toronto Star: Man charged after hate-filled tirade at TTC bus driver (thestar.com)
Toronto Sun: A racial tirade against a black female TTC driver has man on charges | Toronto Sun
CBC: Man arrested after video shows TTC driver being yelled and sworn at | CBC News
CityNews: Verbal abuse of TTC bus driver shown in profanity-laced video (citynews.ca)
Global News: Man charged in mischief investigation involving Toronto bus driver: police – Toronto | Globalnews.ca
CTV: TTC bus operator was the victim of a ‘verbally abusive’ attack, union says | CTV News
CP24: TTC bus operator was the victim of a ‘verbally abusive’ attack, union says | CTV News