TWU responds to COVID-19 pandemic
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With the escalation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria and across Australia, the TWU is carrying out an intensive industry-wide audit of transport companies’ covid-safe plans. Employers have a duty of care to their workers and their families, as well as the communities they serve.
The TWU is vigilant in ensuring not only the safety and health of our members but also the economic viability of our industry as we fight to contain the spread of COVID-19.
If you need to report a concern or incident from your workplace, please contact your delegate, official or use the form on this page.
We’ve given transport companies notice that we require the following:
The union supports the use of masks and other PPE as a means to protect workers and the public. However, it is not practicable to require the wearing of masks inside the vehicle while driving if the driver is alone. As well as being uncomfortable and unneccessary, there are safety implications to this prolonged use of masks:
Drivers should be required to fit masks prior to exiting the vehicle. This position is now reflected in Victorian state government advice.
The TWU is calling on the Federal Transport Minister to:
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