TTC collector loses job after apparent threats

Employee found not guilty after trial
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017

The day after a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) worker attended sensitivity training, he reportedly made death threats against three supervisors.

Mark Davis had worked for the TTC since 1989. He was working inside a collection booth at Midland station on Aug. 6, 2014, when Dawn Bethune, collector, relieved him so he could take a lunch break. Davis left the booth to have lunch, then came back early.

He struck up a conversation with Bethune regarding the written material he received during TTC-mandated sensitivity training the day before. The training had been ordered after Davis was photographed giving the finger to a passenger. He received a two-day suspension and the requirement to undergo training.