Please, I ask for a moment of your time:
These allegations of covert industrial espionage by the Transport Minister Andrew Constance, are completely untrue.
As are his claims to a Train Drivers wage.
The facts, simply, are that Train Drivers in Sydney are the most qualified drivers in Australia, working on the largest network in Australia, and are THE LOWEST PAID in Australia.
In fact, the 6% Drivers are asking for still wouldn’t put them in the same league as Qld or Melbourne, both of which are actively recruiting.
Train Driving isn’t a job. It’s not something to do for a year or two and then move on.
It is a career. And a loved one at that.
So to hear the Transport Minister speak with such contempt, or at least insinuate it, is nothing short of disrespectful to the men and women who, when incidents occur, put their lives on hold so you can get home.
I urge you to question the “facts” you hear in the media.
At the end of the day, responsibility falls at the feet of those in charge: Andrew Constance and Gladys Berejiklian. They set Sydney on this disastrous course with their planning and policies. They are the ones who must be accountable.
You wouldn’t blame the Maccas server for running out of chips, would you?
You’d blame the store manager…
Why is this any different?