Earlier today we were made aware of a group of individuals that set off fireworks on a TTC bus. The incident is under investigation. The union has reached out to the operator involved who has confirmed they are doing better.
This blatant disregard for the safety of fellow passengers and transit workers is completely unacceptable and should be treated as a criminal act.
Our members should not have to go to work worried about being injured on the job.
We hope these individuals will be held accountable and that the penalties will reflect the seriousness of their actions – including banning their access to public transit.
This is an opportunity for the TTC leadership and the City of Toronto to step up and demonstrate that they have zero-tolerance for violence on public transit. And that they are willing to do everything in their power to protect our members and Torontonians so that everyone can feel safe on public transit.