APRIL 28 IS NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
Joint message to all employees
Thursday, April 28 is National Day of Mourning. Companies and organizations across the country, including at the TTC, will stand together on the 28th to reflect on friends and co-workers who were killed, injured or suffered an illness as a result of a work-related incident. We will also hold dear in our hearts the families of our friends who have suffered by tragedies in the workplace.
All across the TTC property, we will lower flags to half-mast for the day as a tribute to those in our workforce who have perished or suffered serious injury. This is a day, also, to take a personal moment, to reflect for a few minutes, on the importance of safety at the TTC.
Operating, maintaining and protecting, on a 24/7 basis, a system that carries the third largest ridership in North America requires a dedicated, committed and safety-focused workforce. Above all else, TTC employees are first committed to protecting the safety and health of their co-workers, their customers and the public living in the communities in which we operate. Safety is a core value and entrenched in our long-standing motto of Safety, Service, Courtesy.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of our Joint Health and Safety Committees. They play a crucial role in our internal responsibility system, allowing workers and managers to equally participate in resolving health and safety concerns, and to continually enhance the safety and health of the workplace.
We all have a leading role to play in the ongoing development of a culture committed to a safer way.
President, CUPE Local 5089
President, IAMAW Lodge 235
President, CUPE Local 2
President, ATU Local 113
Chief Executive Officer
April 25, 2016