Stand up to the Bosses - Put Safety First

Your safety at work is non-negotiable – but right now, politicians and bosses are trying to weaken rail safety laws.

Stand up to the Bosses - Put Safety First

Image_-_rail_safety.jpgBosses are putting together a proposal to significantly narrow the definition of “rail safety workers”.

If they succeed, this will mean many rail workers will no longer get training and support needed to keep you, passengers and the wider public as safe as possible. It will also undermine hard-won pay and safe working conditions. 

By their own admission, the only reason the bosses are pushing for this is to cut costs.

The only way to stop them is to stand up for your right to be safe in the workplace.

Here are 5 things you can do to help put rail safety first:

  1. Complete our Rail Safety survey - Have your say about why rail safety is important for you. Download our survey here and send it back to us or complete it online here.
  2. Spread the word at work – Let people at work know what is going on and encourage them to complete the survey.
  3. Join the campaign – We’ll be rolling out a campaign to build community and political support to protect rail safety standards.
  4. Join the RTBU – Australian rail workers have been standing together to fight for their rights since 1861. Our strength is our solidarity.
  5. Get your work colleagues to join – The more people in the Union, the stronger our campaign to protect your safety at work.