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To: Catherine Baxter, Metro Trains Melbourne COO
Metro workers deserve a fair deal
Melbourne Metro - the private company that owns Melbourne's rail network - care more about making profits than making our public transport system safe and reliable.
We have been bargaining for a new workplace agreement for over 9 months.
Metro want to strip away working conditions including rostering and shift work provisions, less security at work, and are refusing to take action on sexual harassment and gendered violence in the male dominated transport industry.
And now to make it even worse, Metro have hired high-priced lawyers to play dodgy legal tricks and stop us from taking industrial action.
We just want a fair deal - sign our petition to hold Metro to account now!
Why is this important?
We are Metro rail workers who work long tireless hours every week to get commuters like you from A to B safely.
Every day, thousands of Victorians rely on our train services to get to where you need to go – and then home safe to our families and communities. Victorians rely on the people who drive our trains, the station staff who keep you informed, and even the train signallers who keep our network running smoothly. We’re the people who keep Metro trains running, and we deserve a fair deal.
But right now, Metro trains – the multinational company that runs our network – is trying to force us to accept unfair conditions that will weaken what should be sustainable train services and put at risk network safety and jobs for the future.
Metro can and should do better. We're trying to hold the company directors to account, and stand up for the quality and safety of our train network. Help us fight for a fair deal - add your name to our petition!