Fatigue risk for PN drivers
The Loco Division is very concerned about reports of members being forced to drive from Gunnedah back to Werris Creek after driving their train for more than 10 hours.
This situation has come about as a result of insufficient rooms at Gunnedah Barracks. Some months ago Pacific National advised this working would be minimised however of late it has substantially increased.
The RTBU wrote to PN for an explanation and is still waiting. After the spate of car accidents and tragic deaths of our members, the RTBU is very concerned for our members driving on the roads after long hours, and will be following up with all operators to ensure safe work methods are in place and our members are not placed in situations that may lead to a fatigue related tragedy.