ATU Sisters and Brothers launched Band-Together, a week to recognize the increasing health and safety issues transit workers face on the job. From September 16 to September 22, please wear a band-aid on your right cheek while on the job to start the public conversation so we can end workplace violence.

Band-Together was inspired by President Dwayne Russell and our Sisters and Brothers at ATU 1197 in Jacksonville, Florida. Here in Toronto, five transit workers are assaulted every day. Whether it be physically, verbally, emotionally or sexually, it’s unacceptable and persists regardless of company policy. It’s time for a culture shift.

Don’t forget to share a photo with the hashtag #BANDTOGETHER to show support for the survivors of these traumatic attacks, and ensure they never happen again.