Bus drivers’ union lobbying for tougher sentences for those who attack drivers | CKNW AM AM980

Posted: June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

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This week Metro Vancouver Transit Police Chief Neil Dubord asked the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to further protect bus drivers, and next week, the transit union will take a stab at convincing Ottawa.Vice President of Unifor Local 111 Gavin Davies wants the assault of a transit operator to be considered an aggravated circumstance during a sentencing hearing.He says, “Very small studies that we’ve done by talking to other transit unions across North America, that seems to be an effective tool in the United States in some jurisdictions, where if they assault a transit operator, it carries a stiffer penalty than a common assault, their numbers are lower in those jurisdictions.”Davies also wants shields or barriers constructed to further protect workers.

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