A Sunshine Coast Bus Driver had two wheels fall off his bus while on route yesterday afternoon with five passengers on board.
“Enough is enough,” TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said.
“First we had buses self-combusting across the state and now wheels are falling off – this is beyond appalling.”
“Bus Drivers across Queensland continue to be treated as second class citizens.”
“Every week we hear about incidents where drivers are subjected to verbal and physical assaults, robberies, unsafe and unsanitary facilities and now they can’t even feel safe just getting in to their buses,” Mr Biagini said.
“These vehicle failures will continue until the government acts to ensure that these very serious incidents are investigated by Workplace Health and Safety, to find out where the responsibility lies for risking so many lives.”
‘With so many vehicle failures it seems that Queensland Public Transport providers are all trying to emulate the Three Stooges for ridiculousness – it might be funny if it weren’t so serious.”
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910