Political endorsement gets transit worker sent home
A transit employee was sent home and is facing an investigation afterendorsing B.C. NDP Leader Carole James over the loudspeaker at BroadwaySkyTrain Station on Thursday morning.
A transit employee was sent home and is facing an investigation after endorsing B.C. NDP Leader Carole James over the loudspeaker at Broadway SkyTrain Station on Thursday morning.
The employee, who has not been identified, announced, “Carole James rocks” followed by a negative remark about Premier Gordon Campbell at a rally for James.
Doug Kelsey, CEO of B.C. Rapid Transit — which operates SkyTrain for TransLink — said the employee’s actions were being investigated.
Kelsey told CBC News the staff member went beyond the scope of his or her position to make personal statements, which was unprofessional. He went on to say the employee was sent home and will be dealt with accordingly.
Janet Szliske, a spokesperson for CUPE B.C., told Metro Vancouver the union wasn’t in a position to comment about the incident.
“There’s an investigation underway and no one is able to comment until the result of the investigation goes through,” she said.