Transit Union Holds Memorial for Bus Driver Killed One Year Ago

Transit Union Holds Memorial for Bus Driver Killed One Year Ago

Winnipeg Transit Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Transit drivers held a memorial Wednesday for their former colleague who was killed while on the job one year ago today.

Irvine Jubal Fraser was winding down his shift on February 14, 2017 when he was fatally stabbed by a passenger at the University of Manitoba.

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 gathered at Union Centre today to observe a moment of silence in Fraser’s memory.

“Last year, our members and our entire city were shocked with the news of Jubal’s death on the job,” said Aleem Chaudhary, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505.

“Today, we’re gathered to commemorate his memory and to make it clear that one life lost on the job is too many. Our union has, and will continue to work with everyone, to ensure that our workplace, Winnipeg Transit, is safe for operators and riders.”

More than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers are represented by the union in Winnipeg and Brandon.

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