We have had four acts of violence on public transit in less than one week.
This morning, two of our members were chased by an individual holding a syringe. They managed to escape, and the individual was arrested on the scene.
“We need action. It’s not enough to have elected officials and TTC management say safety is a priority. We need to see how you are making it a top-of-mind issue”, said Marvin Alfred, President, ATU Local 113. “Our members are terrified. Torontonians are too scared to take public transit.”
ATU Local 113 will continue to advocate for our members, but without adequate support from the City of Toronto and the TTC, this issue will only get worse.