Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of Irvine Jubal Fraser, the first bus driver in Canada to be killed on the job.. His murderer Brian Kyle Thomas was found guilty as charged on January 31, 2019. Last year our buses displayed a message on the destination boards saying "In Memory #521" (521 was his badge number). This year as drivers got ready to do their shifts and display the same message a text message came over the drivers screen that said "..it was decided the message would not be displayed this year...." No advance warning, no discussion, just a YOU WILL NOT DO IT!! Members are furious and so is the Union. A media release was prepared and many news outlets have picked up on the story.
Nothing like a heartless company with a heartless management to further decrease the morale of it's employees.