Transit operator punished for refusing to drive bus with anti-abortion ad: Union

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV
Transit operator punished for refusing to drive bus with anti-abortion ad: Union

The pro-life ads running on Peterborough Transit buses continue to stir up mixed reactions.
Now a transit operator driver claims her rights were violated and she was wrongfully punished for refusing to drive a bus carrying the anti-abortion message.

Tyler Burns, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1320, says several of the 100 employees have expressed concerns about the ads from the Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform.

The grievance claims the woman declined to drive a bus with the ads on the first day they appeared on April 4, however, no alternate route was provided and she was “removed from her assignment and sent home without pay.”

The file states the woman finds the ads “offensive, discriminated against her, poisoned her workplace and which she feared would endanger her in violation of her occupational health and safety…”

Copy of grievance: transit-grievance

 

 

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