RailCorp train crew uniform proves unpopular
RailCorp recently advised it will be introducing a new Train Crew uniform, which has caused great concern among the membership.
Shorts will no longer be issued and the uniforms will be made from a similar fabric to station staff’s, which have not been proving popular.
Comfort need to be the number one priority, which is why the Loco Division is arguing that shorts should remain as part of the uniform and that the material used needs to be suitable to the environment and the work being performed.
Train drivers in Sweden recently donned skirts to protest the removal of shorts from their uniform. The workers argued that in hot weather, employees should have the option of wearing shorts. It worked, and the decision to ban the shorts was revered by the company.