June 1, 2007

Last month the Union wrote to the Department seeking action to further enhance our members safety whilst working on roadways. The issue was raised by members in the Illawarra Sub Branch concerned with the excessive speed of motorists in and around roadside incidents. As a result of the Union’s actions, the Department is now seeking an amendment to legislation so as to impose speed restrictions in such circumstances. In the interim, members holding these concerns are encouraged to submit a Near Miss form through the normal channels. Yet again, the Union had to put speed under the Department to get them to act.

Simon Flynn

State Secretary