Say No to Mandatory In-Cab Surveillance

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 occuring in the first place.

 

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 occuring in the first place.

 

Say No to Mandatory In-Cab Surveillance

Transport Ministers from across Australia are soon meeting to discuss a draconian and dangerous proposal from the rail safety regulator to make it compulsory for rail operators to install in-cab video and audio recording devices.

Train cabins are workplaces, but they are also private spaces – meal rooms, change rooms, and places for private conversations. The proposal, as it stands, would put train drivers under constant surveillance.  No Australian worker would ...

Transport Ministers from across Australia are soon meeting to discuss a draconian and dangerous proposal from the rail safety regulator to make it compulsory for rail operators to install in-cab video and audio recording devices.

Train cabins are workplaces, but they are also private spaces – meal rooms, change rooms, and places for private conversations. The proposal, as it stands, would put train drivers under constant surveillance.  No Australian worker would think such surveillance of their daily tasks, let alone their personal time, is acceptable.

Far from supporting a safer working environment, this proposal would put additional pressure and stress on workers, undermining their mental health and compromising rail safety.  Instead of spending money on counter-productive surveillance to watch incidents, the industry should be investing in measures to prevent incidents from occuring.

 

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