For too long, members of the RTBU have had to deal with substandard conditions at work when it comes to Health and Safety. Enough is enough. Today we are calling on members to inform the RTBU of issues you face on a daily basis.
You deserve the right to feel safe at work, which is why I am pleased to announce that we will be launching the RTBU Health and Safety Campaign.
We appreciate that you, deal with the travelling public on a daily basis, and we know it can be hard work. On top of this, too often management try to cut corners. This must stop.
The health and safety of our members is of high concern to us and we endeavour to do all that’s possible to ensure that you feel safe at work.
With your help, we will be tackling one issue at a time, so I urge you to put forward any stories, experiences or issues that you have so that we can begin tackling these issues. Your input is valued and we want to know what solutions you can offer to increase the Health and Safety in your workplace.
To raise an issue or concern, please email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can call the union office on 8630 9100 or Hannah Scott on 0448 569 178.
We are a loud and proud Union and we want our workers to feel safe at work, however we can only help combat an issue if we are informed about it.
I look forward to working with members in finding solutions to a safer workplace.
Safety is union business!
RTBU members across the Rail Divisions working in front line roles with the public have contacted us over being physically assaulted, verbally abused, threats to be killed, spat on, stood over, intimidated, sexually and racially abused etc. during a normal working shift.
Inadequate staffing levels, poor training and lack of support by the rail companies has led the RTBU to launch a safety campaign.
We want you to have your say on safety that matters to you and to provide detail and actual experiences from the frontline roles.
If you have examples of when your safety has been put at risk please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9600 3030.