BUS TRAGEDY: TWU EXTENDS CONDOLENCES

The Transport Workers’ Union extends its condolences to the family of the bus driver tragically killed today, as well as those injured, and the RTBU who have today lost a member.


The TWU is extending its sympathies to all of those affected by the tragedy in Moorooka today involving a Brisbane City Council bus.

“The tragedy which occurred this morning is absolutely senseless” said TWU Queensland Secretary Peter Biagini.

“It’s tragic that such a young and hardworking person was taken by a senseless act of violence”

“Our hearts go out to everybody affected by this terrible incident, and praise the quick thinking taxi driver who helped get people off the bus”

“Our condolences also go to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union who have today lost a member”

“Tragically violence against Bus Drivers is an issue we know all too well.”

“We know that Bus Drivers are on the front line, providing a crucial public service to the community, but are too often the victims of senseless acts of violence.”

TWU QLD members have been justifiably shaken by the incident today. Sunbus Sunshine Coast member Zed called in suggesting that all Bus Drivers wear a Black Armband for the next week in memory of the driver whose life was lost today.

“We will be encouraging all of our drivers to wear black armbands in respect and solidarity” said Biagini.

The TWU will continue to fight for driver and passenger safety on all services.

ENDS

Media contact: Tom Millroy 0411875910

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