Statement regarding the January 11, 2019, Ottawa Bus Crash

January 15, 2019

The shock of Friday’s bus crash in Ottawa deepened as we learned that all three fatalities of the crash were public service workers, 2 of them PSAC members: Bruce Thomlinson and Anja Van Beek. Brother Thomlinson was also a part of our CIU family, and was a member of the CIU Headquarters Branch (70066).

We join PSAC in extending our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of this horrible accident. We would like to also extend our gratitude to the first responders for having done all they could in such a terrible situation.

We encourage all who are affected to seek the support they need in this difficult time. Should you or any other member you know require Employee Assistance (EAP), please call 1.800.663.1142 (TTY for the hearing or speech impaired: 1.888.384.1152). Other resources are also available here.

Part of this article is adapted from a message originally published by PSAC.

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