[bactttoma] Re: Metro Trains Victoria in dispute with union over waving white flag when train departs platform

  • From: steven taylor <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:05:31 +1000

Ok here's an update.

Meetings are taking place this afternoon between all stake holders.

I seriously doubt anything will be resolved, it's as bad as the taxi drivers 
here in Victoria and the taxi directorate here in Victoria arguing with one 
another, in fact, I still don't know whatever happened to those promises of 
better security for taxi drivers, and yes, even though some of them are lousy, 
they still deserve the rite to drive without having knives or guns held to 
their throats by stupid passengers to drunk or high on drugs to care about the 
consequences for those of us who choose to behave ourselves in taxis.


On 07/04/2010, at 7:52 AM, steven taylor wrote:

> Hi folks.
> 
> People are going to say how is this blindness related given  the majority of 
> blind people can't see a white flag to begin with.
> 
> The latest dispute is over Metro Trains and the Unions not being able to 
> agree about waving a white flag.
> 
> The white flag was initially a trial, but Metro Trains felt it was 
> unprofessional and made the whole service look like a puffing billy service.
> 
> Well, here's my message to Metro Trains and the Unions.
> 
> Do any of them think it would be much better if there were on platform and in 
> train audio announcements to tell us when a train is departing.
> 
> The are arguments both ways about the white flag issue, personally, I don't 
> care less if it comes back or not, but my 2 cents says it should be a yellow 
> flag enyway easier to see.
> 
> But whilst you're having your arguments, do you think you can introduce audio 
> announcements across all yourmetro platforms to let us know when the train is 
> departing.
> 
> And do you think you can give us audio announcements in the train to tell us 
> when the train is departing, oh yes the beeps sound when the doors close, but 
> an audio announcement after the beeps inside the train would be nice.
> 
> 
> And whilst we are at it, do you think you could fit hearing loops to all your 
> trains and all your train stations, this would help people who were 
> deaf/blind.
> 
> What a ridiculous argument this is either way.
> 
> Make the flag yellow, bring it in, and bring in audio announcements as well 
> if you really care about safety of passengers, because I am starting to 
> wonder if you actually do care.
> 
> Cheers.
> 
> Steven Taylor.
> 
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