The TWU have implemented immediate bans on the handling of cash by all bus drivers in the private bus industry in NSW and the ACT.
This has come about as bus drivers have taken up their legal right to cease unsafe work practices, to reduce the risk of infection by the Coronavirus.
Richard Olsen, State Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union said, “The NSW Government and Transport for NSW, are still delaying, still showing no further action in response to the TWU call for a clear plan that ensures the safety of bus drivers at work during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Bus drivers are a public facing and integral part of our public transport system. This action by bus drivers protects both the drivers in their workplace and the travelling public.
Richard Olsen said, “It is critical that the Governments and employers respect the decision of any bus driver who believes that handling cash poses a serious risk to their health and safety. To make it clear, the TWU will stand by the decision of any worker who elects to make this eminently reasonable decision.”
“Should any action be taken against any worker who elects to exercise this right the TWU will vigorously defend them.”
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