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.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!
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.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!!
Drivers will be green and guards will be grey (very similar to the existing driver uniform). Once again yet to be confirmed.
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!
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.Guards are front line.
Not looking forward to not being able to distinguish from Drivers, Guards or Station Staff
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.