The union representing Perth train drivers has not ruled out strike action as drivers push for improved working conditions and changes to rosters to address fatigue and safety.
Rail, Tram and Bus Union secretary Paul Robinson said drivers wanted improvements to their rosters as part of negotiations for their enterprise bargaining agreement which expires in two weeks.
"They are facing fatigue matters such as working over 100 hours in a fortnight, nine-hour shifts with only one 20-minute break, five hours continual at the controls where they have no opportunity to go to the toilet," he said.A Public Transport Authority spokesman rejected the claim rostering arrangements were unsafe. "Our rosters meet all current safety standards in urban rail systems," he said.
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