Ahead of Transit Worker Assault Awareness Day, ATU Local 113 released a member survey that assessed how respondents experienced and reported violence on the system. 73% of respondents have been witness to a form of violence, and most of them didn’t report it. Why? Because they felt they wouldn’t be supported by the TTC.
With the continued pattern of assaults and attacks on our members and passengers, Local 113 President Marvin Alfred spoke to media today to advocate for the rights of our workers. No one should have to go to work in fear of their lives. A clear call to action was emphasized in every media interview. The TTC and the City of Toronto must do more to protect our workers and make public transit safer.
ATU Local 113 will continue to stand up for members and riders.
Toronto Star: TTC workers report a rise in ‘violent incidents’ in survey | The Star
Toronto Star (Editorial): A community approach to improve TTC safety | The Star
CBC News: TTC workers face violence and harassment on the job but many fear reporting it, report finds | CBC News
Toronto Sun: Riders won’t return if they don’t feel safe, TTC local union head says | Toronto Sun
CBC News ( 7:27-10:08): CBC Toronto News December 16, 2022 | CBC.ca
NewsTalk 1010: ATU Local 113 President Marvin Alfred with John Moore (iheartradio.ca)