Labor welcomes Metro transit officers, but job’s not done

Tasmanian Labor

Labor welcomes the reintroduction of transit officers
on Metro buses, but the Liberals still have a long way to go to fix Tasmania’s
public transport system – which remains crippled by massive daily

It’s in Labor’s DNA to support workers and we’ve been
calling for the introduction of transit officers for months now.

We are glad the Government has finally listened to
drivers’ concerns, but it
is disappointing that it took multiple news stories and consistent bad
publicity for action to be taken.

The Government
now must make sure that transit officers are trained and deployed immediately,
and in numbers that will make a difference to the working conditions of

Labor advocated for drivers and passengers while the Government was ignoring them, and we won’t stop advocating for drivers and passengers until mass resignations and triple-figure service cancellations stop being the norm.

Josh Willie

Shadow Minister for

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