Important update on in-cab audio and video


The RTBU has continued discussions with ONRSR about in-cab recordings and, as a result, ONRSR has revised its policy position to address your concerns.


For now, ONRSR’s revised policy position will be to only recommend allowing rail operators “black-box” style access after a notifiable occurrence.

ONRSR wishes to continue consulting with the RTBU and other parties about the ‘exemptions’ category on how arrangements can be put in place to allow rail operators access to in-cab audio and video recordings in other situations.

This is a great win for rail workers!

Congratulations and thank you to all RTBU members who completed online petitions and/or emails to Transport Ministers and Shadow Ministers as part of the RTBU campaign. It is through your efforts that our collective voice is being heard!

In addition, we thank ONRSR for putting the safety of the public and workers at the forefront of their decision-making.

Pending Friday’s decision by the Transport Ministers Council, we will then sit down with ONRSR to continue the discussions about our concerns for the ‘exemption’ category.

As we progress, and more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.


Mark Diamond