With talk of the rollout of a vaccine to inoculate Australians against COVID-19, we acknowledge the sacrifice of health workers and the health of our most vulnerable in our communities, and we want them to have access to the vaccination first.
However, public transport workers cannot be left at the end of the vaccination queue and we need both the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments to commit to providing frontline transport workers early access to the vaccination.
It must be recognised by Governments that public transport workers are frontline workers. We can't afford to have public transport workers left behind.
Why is this important?
Public transport workers in Australia deal with millions of Australians getting them to work, school and play. This puts them at a heightened risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19.
For many Governments, public transport workers are an afterthought. However, with this crisis, we need Governments of all levels to prioritise providing free and easy access to the new Covid-19 vaccine before big business and greedy CEOs get their hands on it. Public transport workers keep Australia moving and we can't let them be left at the back of the queue.
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