Safety, Social Justice/Industrial Relations
We recognise that transport affects all parts of society. We are concerned for the welfare of all participants in the transport industries – whether they work within the industry or travel on public transport. These are some of the strategies that will help make a change for the better:
- There should be free parking at all Public Hospitals.
- Stronger and consistent safety measures in all public transport across Victoria.
- There should be a full review of all Government spending on public transport infrastructure. Have we received the best value for money?
- All public transport drivers should be covered by an Award that includes holiday pay, sick pay, overtime, superannuation and WorkCover.
As a way of encouraging the use of Electric Vehicles, the Government needs to develop a coherent strategy to bring down the cost of electricity for all Electric Vehicle users. Where possible Government should award contracts for the manufacturing of public transport and rolling stock to Victorian or Australian companies, in the first instance.