Bosses are now putting together "evidence of the administrative burden of classifying rail safety workers." This means that right now, back office HR managers are trying to find "evidence" to justify watering down the definition. These are people who've never walked a section of track, never driven a train, never attended to an emergency at a train station and wouldn't have a clue about what goes on in a network control room.
Any change to the definition of "rail safety worker" must be approved by Federal and State Transport Ministers. That's why we are currently developing a national campaign to lobby politicians to reject any change that puts safety at risk.
As part of this campaign, we'll be organising RTBU delegations to meet with state and federal politicians who need to hear your first-hand the experiences when it comes to rail safety.
We'll also need your help distributing material at workplaces and talking to rail workers about what a change could mean for them.
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