New uniforms

 
  mboi84 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
I think its somewhat good for the shorts to be going, unless you work within the depots (so cleaning or servicing the train fleet) a driver or a guard where it may be necessary for them to climb in and out of a train on to the tracks then I say you should be given the option to wear shorts (just plain common sense), but if your station staff both on the platforms or in the office, then trousers I say

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  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
And what for CSAs that work in train yards, or have to go down on the track to wind points (which will be more prevalent with the removal of NOS/OSM positions), not to mention wearing long pants for 8 hours in the Sauna that is Wynyard/Townhall.
  HeadShunt Chief Train Controller

There's no reason why shorts can't look presentable as long as the rest of the outfit is appropriate. I always wore them with shoes and long socks in summer.
  mboi84 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
And what for CSAs that work in train yards, or have to go down on the track to wind points (which will be more prevalent with the removal of NOS/OSM positions), not to mention wearing long pants for 8 hours in the Sauna that is Wynyard/Townhall.
Blackadder
Considering pretty much all female staff currently wear trousers at both stations even during summer, I can't see it being much of an issue, but each to their own. I do get where you are coming from but shorts are not the best to represent frontline services but some people can pull off wearing the shorts in a professional manner, but some staff I have seen who do and have wear shorts shouldn't. I mean I work in front line services within the public service and we aren't allowed to wear shorts at all!
  mboi84 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney
There's no reason why shorts can't look presentable as long as the rest of the outfit is appropriate. I always wore them with shoes and long socks in summer.
HeadShunt
Well as long as you wear the long socks, then I would say yes to the shorts, but sadly its the staff that don't who can't seem to pull it off. for the staff who don't want to wear long socks with shorts then I say trousers it is!!
  HeadShunt Chief Train Controller

Well as long as you wear the long socks, then I would say yes to the shorts, but sadly its the staff that don't who can't seem to pull it off. for the staff who don't want to wear long socks with shorts then I say trousers it is!!
mboi84
Yes, shorts with the thick short socks and work boots look smeg.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Shorts can look good if made in the right sort of style, with the appropriate length socks.
Any uniform can look bad if the wearer does not take prode in his or her appearance sadly.Sad
  parraeel Chief Train Controller

I don't wear the shorts, but I do work with someone who does.

I worked that 48 degree day in January on a platform helping customers when the trains were stuffed.

The actual temperature on the platform was easily 50+ with the heat reflecting off the rails and platform surface, and it was hell in long pants.

Regarding the new polo shirts, the last I heard was 6 people had a rash. Will be interesting to find out if there have been anymore.
  fullboost Chief Train Controller

any word yet on what the driver/guard uniforms will consist of / look like ?
  D1566 Junior Train Controller

any word yet on what the driver/guard uniforms will consist of / look like ?
fullboost
Drivers will be green and guards will be grey (very similar to the existing driver uniform). Once again yet to be confirmed.
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Drivers will be green and guards will be grey (very similar to the existing driver uniform). Once again yet to be confirmed.
"D1566"


So drivers will be going back to the future then as in State Rail /telecom greens again?
Oh well we can then roll out the old Whats green on the outside Yellow on the inside and gives you the smeg joke then,lol lol lol
  D1566 Junior Train Controller

So drivers will be going back to the future then as in State Rail /telecom greens again?
Black Hoppers
I don't know what shade of green it was back in "those day" However, the colour is similar to what you will find a Woolworths employee wearing
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

It took some looking. But I stand by my post. I seen it with my own eyes today. Like I said some items don't have a made in label apart from the Australian designer with a phone number. No item was tagged made in Australia that I saw.
Only explanation I have is the uniforms were prototypes? As I went to a fitting session. Talking to the contractor who was doing the fitting. It was confirmed. China!
Faceless

The ladies shirts I tried on were labelled "Made in Australia". I didn't check the trousers label.

I don't like the fabric at all, too much synthetic. And still no pockets in ladies shirts.Mad Overall rating 3/10.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
Bump!
"Rail Rash Hour"
Front page news today of MX.
I often wondered who reads this forum. Going by some of the posts here I have got my own suspicions of who is who in the zoo.
  Murasaki Chief Train Controller

Location: Going sideways... in carriage DET-9216 (>ω<)
Well, thank goodness I didn't get past the phone interview years ago, then. Blech! Green clashes with my chlorovestiphobia! (LOLing-catgrin-emoticon)
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
Just got my box containing a complete uniform. I can confirm this.
Trousers. Made in Fiji.
All shirts. (Long and Short) Made in Fiji.
Woolen vest. Made in Fiji.
Woolen Jumper. Made in Fiji.
Overcoat (Jacket) Made in China.
Belt ????? (No markings)
That leaves 0% Australian made if my math is correct. So the minister is full of poo!
As for the magnetic name tag?
It's been in dispute since 2009 with the unions. I won't be wearing it.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
Perhaps 51% of the colour in the uniform comes from Australian dye?
  Odd_Alex Locomotive Driver

Location: Newcastle, Australia
Circular from the RTBU in the last week or so states that at this stage those of us in train crew will be wearing same as station staff due to Gladys viewing us as being front line staff.
Not looking forward to not being able to distinguish from Drivers, Guards or Station Staff
  SydTrain1988 Beginner

Just noticed staff in the new "tennis transport" uniform at Wynyard and Circular Quay.

What a joke, Makes it look like BP service station staff have been recruited as CSAs. Old uniform way more professional with collared shirts and ties.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
After making some enquirys on both sides of the tracks. It seems that name tags must be worn.
Boooooo!
Don't plan on burning or selling old uniforms on eBay either. At some point they have to be returned and signed off.
I'm curious to what will be done with them?
No doubt some could be sold as rags or given to some poor country that is lacking warm clothing.

Drivers and guards WILL be getting new uniforms. It's my understanding they will be the same as station staff.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
@Sydtrains1988.

Nice gee up for a new member with one post.
Lmao.
  bernerd Junior Train Controller

Honestly, what is the issue with a nametag showing first name only? I can't even begin to fathom what problem this is to anyone?
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

Circular from the RTBU in the last week or so states that at this stage those of us in train crew will be wearing same as station staff due to Gladys viewing us as being front line staff.
Not looking forward to not being able to distinguish from Drivers, Guards or Station Staff
Odd_Alex
Guards are front line.
  Faceless Locomotive Fireman

Location:
The issue? How about a scenario? Front line staff are seen by thousands of customers everyday. The problem is when a staff member is off duty doing grocery shopping for example and a member of the public abuses or calls out to a staff member using a first name for a train that was late 3 weeks ago!
This becomes confrontational when not on duty. But on the flip side a staff member can abuse the customer back because he or she is off duty and not in uniform. Wink
It's impossible to remember every member of the public, but rest assured the public knows exactly who the staff member is.
Personally if the gov wanted to make staff accountable they would issue number badges again...
I understand that a first name basis could also be beneficial to staff in regards to chatting up hot chicky babes!
Hahaha..
  parraeel Chief Train Controller

Just got my box containing a complete uniform. I can confirm this.
Trousers. Made in Fiji.
All shirts. (Long and Short) Made in Fiji.
Woolen vest. Made in Fiji.
Woolen Jumper. Made in Fiji.
Overcoat (Jacket) Made in China.
Belt ????? (No markings)
That leaves 0% Australian made if my math is correct. So the minister is full of poo!
As for the magnetic name tag?
It's been in dispute since 2009 with the unions. I won't be wearing it.
Faceless

Did you find some of the sizings different than the shirts tried on for fitting?

I know of a few people, well alot actually, who have had to send some items back due to shirts being too big.

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