Accident-prone operator conditionally reinstated

A poor safety record disqualified the grievor from driving a transit vehicle, but it did not justify termination, the arbitrator found. He remained a dutiful and responsible employee.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/13/2012

A streetcar operator was fired after being involved in numerous collisions.

K.C. was hired by a municipal transit authority in 2009. He undertook 26 days of training and began driving streetcars in June 2009.

Between June 2009 and January 2011, K.C. was involved in four collisions where he was deemed to be at fault. There were also two switching incidents for which he was disciplined, one instance where he was found to be driving with a suspended licence, and seven non-preventable accidents.