Say NO to Big Brother-style surveillance in trains and tram cabins
We urge you to sign the below RTBU petition rejecting the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator’s (ONRSR) draconian and dangerous proposal for mandatory in-cab surveillance on trains and trams.
Far from supporting a safer working environment, this proposal would put additional pressure and stress on workers, thus undermining their mental health and putting rail safety at risk.
Why is this important?
Train cabins are workplaces, but they are also private spaces for meal breaks, getting changed and having private conversations. The proposal, as it stands, would put train drivers under constant audio and visual surveillance. No Australian worker would think constant Big Brother-style surveillance of their daily tasks, let alone their personal time, is acceptable.
Say No to Mandatory In-Cab Surveillance
Transport Ministers from across Australia are meeting to discuss a proposal from rail safety regulator to make it compulsory for rail operators to install audio and video recording devices in the cabins of trains to monitor train drivers.
The RTBU is strongly opposed to this proposal, and we have been fighting it all the way.
Far from supporting a safer working environment, this proposal would put additional pressure and stress on workers, thus undermining the mental health of rail workers and compromising safety outcomes. Instead of spending money on counter-productive surveillance measures to watch incidents, the industry should be investing in measures to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place.