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An 18-year-old man was stabbed on a bus in Saskatoon Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. CST on Broadway Avenue.

Union President says violence towards drivers, public on transit is growing

Drivers afraid to come to work, says local union president.

Saskatoon transit drivers say they are subjected to a litany of abuse by their pa

By Brody Langeger - Global News 

A passenger was stabbed on a Saskatoon Transit bus Wednesday near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and 12th Street East.

Saskatoon police say an 18-year-old man was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Saskatoon Transit said the transit operator wasn’t injured, but post-incident support is available to employees.

“An increase in negative incidents on public transit is a Canada-wide issue,” Saskatoon Transit said.

By Hayatullah Amanat Web Jourlaist CTV News

Saskatoon police are investigating an assault on a city bus after an 18-year-old man was stabbed on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 5:43 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing on a city bus at the intersection 12th street East and Broadway Avenue, the Saskatoon Police Service said in a release.

Police said the suspect had fled the scene before officers got there.

“Arriving officers observed the victim being attended by Medavie Health Services and Saskatoon Fire,” police said.

The Saskatoon Police Service is continuing to investigate following an assault that occurred Wednesday afternoon. 

At 5:43 p.m., May 1st, 2024, officers responded to a call of a person who had been stabbed on a city bus at the intersection 12th street East and Broadway Avenue. 

Arriving officers observed the victim being attended by Medavie Health Services and Saskatoon Fire. The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to hospital where he is believed to be recovering in stable condition. 

Drivers afraid to come to work, says local union president.

Saskatoon transit drivers say they are subjected to a litany of abuse by their passengers, from fare-disputes to aggressive behaviour and even assault.

Darcy Pederson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615, which represents transit drivers in Saskatoon, said drivers are scared to go to work due to alarming cases of violence on buses.

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Carla Shynkaruk Mulit-Skilled Journalist CTV News


The union representing the city’s bus drivers says violence against transit workers is out of control.

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) say they want something done to protect transit employees.

The city says plans have been put into place to address the threat to worker safety, but workers say it can’t come soon enough.

By Mia Holowaychuk CKOM Saskatoon

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) is sounding the alarm after alleged assaults on bus drivers have become increasingly violent in recent days.

Darcy Pederson, the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615, said there have been six incidents reported in the past two weeks with an uptick in altercations involving bear spray, punching, kicking and spitting.

He noted areas such as downtown and Confederation are hot spots for these incidents.

By Stacey Hein Multi-Skilled Jourlist CTV News Saskatoon

A Saskatoon woman said she has safety concerns with city transit after she was assaulted and robbed on her way home from work.

After riding the bus in Saskatoon for decades, Kathy Sinclair says she’s seeing more violence in recent years.

“It’s getting scary nowadays,” she said.

Sinclair said she’s been assaulted twice, first on the bus, and then at a bus stop on Confederation Drive, where she was also robbed.