The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (Queensland Branch) today welcomes the proposal by the Palaszczuk Labor Government to crack down on youth crime.
A large number of attacks on bus drivers reported to the union are committed by young perpetrators, and the proposal to tackle this issue will make drivers safer at work.
TWU Queensland Branch Secretary Peter Biagini is today thanking the State Government for listening to the concerns of residents and bus drivers, with drivers given the opportunity over the last several years to explain their concerns to a number of Government representatives.
“This announcement is a win for our members who have been on the receiving end of these attacks from so-called kindergarten crooks”
“This shows that by having direct engagement with workers by Government, instead of fobbing them off like they were during the Newman era, real outcomes can be achieved to protect workers from violent crime”
“Bus drivers deserve to be safe at work and this is a tremendous step forward”
The TWU and the State Government over the last few years have reinvigorated the Bus Safety Forum, with input directly from drivers and their representatives to Government.
The TWU will continue to work with all levels of Government to improve safety for all transport workers.