L90_Bus_Destination_AnimationWhile the situation is still not perfect, the most violent bus route in the state, the L90, has seen a massive decrease in attacks on drivers following ongoing pressure from the union calling for action from the government.

During the height of the violence in 2014, there was an assault every third day on the route – while last year there were only 38 reported attacks.

STA has a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment for all employees and when drivers were being threatened at shopping centres, or entire depots were put into lockdown, then the situation was completely out of control.

The union has been fighting for greater security and protections for drivers, and the government has finally caved to the pressure and taken action.

Thanks to the union, the route now sees uniformed and covert officers patrol buses, and buses are pulled over in key locations like Dee Why by patrol cars and drivers given direct access to contact police.

This is a major win for drivers and the community.

 

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