ORGANISING FOR PASSENGER SAFETY IN THE FACE OF AUTOMATION
When Transport for New South Wales took Bob Newham, a train driver of 37 years, to South Korea to see how driver-only trains would work in Australia, he felt a wrenching sensation. “The way it was actually built, you couldn’t open the side doors to look out,” he says.
If someone falls between the train and the platform and the driver’s door is closed, no-one’s going to hear you scream.
It galvanised Bob and his union to fight back. To this day, no driver-only trains operate in New South Wales.
04 Dec 2023
4 December 2023, Santiago – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the democratic, global union federation of over 700 transport unions in 150 countries, representing over 18 million
04 Dec 2023
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