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ATU Local 615 President Darcy Pederson has been calling on Saskatoon Transit to retrotfit the City Of Saskatoon buses with protect

If someone who isn’t wearing a mask boards a bus in Saskatoon, riders shouldn’t look to their driver for help.

Today is a very proud day for ATU Local 615!! Today the first prototype for an Operator Assault Barrier was finished being installed.

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SASKATOON -- Darcy Pederson says Saskatoon Transit drivers could benefit from more training when it comes to dealing with abusive and aggressive transit users.

On Monday the city’s Standing Policy Committee for Transportation heard from Darcy Pederson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615, while reviewing a city report which showed 130 negative interactions reported on transit buses in 2020 – up from 51 in 2017.

Pederson told the committee the 266 transit operators in Saskatoon would benefit from better training in de-escalation techniques.

Saskatoon Transit operators reported 130 "negative interactions" with passengers last year, well above the 76 recorded in 2019.

The COVID-19 pandemic is thought to be at least partly responsible for a sharp increase in the number of “negative interactions” Saskatoon transit drivers reported last year.

New data from city hall shows that city bus drivers reported 130 such events in 2020, almost double the 76 recorded in 2019, and well above the 51 each in 2018 and 2017.

ATU Local 615 is the latest group to call for access to vaccines in the second phase of the province's mass immunization campaign.

President of Local 615 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Darcy Pederson, is calling upon the Moe government to give priority vaccine access to transit workers as the government announced its next phase of vaccine rollouts last week. They once again failed to include transit workers. 

Transit professionals are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to the COVID-19 virus as a result of their interaction with millions of riders per day. The high volume of interaction has led to more than 3500 ATU transit workers being infected in both Canada and the US. 

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