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Survey Results – Sydney Trains Guards Uniform Survey

Jan 9, 2015RTBU News

Bulletin 2 – 2015

To: RTBU Guard Sub-Division Members,

The RTBU published a survey titled the Sydney Trains Guards Uniform Survey in December 2014. The purpose of the survey was so that your RTBU representatives had reliable information to use when they attend the yet to be confirmed meeting with Tony Eid.

The meeting will be to address member’s concerns regarding medical and other issues that they have and continue to experience when wearing the Sydney Trains Guard’s uniform.

The RTBU graded the responses 1 – unacceptable, 2 – bad, 3 – acceptable, 4 – above average and 5 – being great, and have been broken down as follows:

 

Item Score Sample of comments from guards –various depots
Shirts 1 – 91.89%

2 – 4.05%

“Shirts don’t breath & pockets need redesigning” – Campbelltown

“Cheap quality – buttons fall off mid shift” – Blacktown

“Cut wrong, not enough room under arms. Doesn’t breath” – Central

Trousers 1 – 90.24%

2 – 1.35%

3 – 2.70%

“Itchy, ill fitting, uncomfortable” – Campbelltown

“Material is itchy sitting all day. Need cotton material. I have purchased my own.” – Blacktown

“Quiet prickly against the skin and very hard to iron.” – Central

Spray Jacket 1 – 37.03%

2 – 2.70%

3 – 10.81%

5 – 5.41%

“Poorly made, sleeve wrist unravelled on first wearing” – Campbelltown

“ok” – Central

“Love it” – Blacktown

“Good” – Cronulla

“The only part of the uniform that I like” – Waterfall

Castro Jacket 1 – 52.70%

2 – 8.11%

3 – 8.11%

“Bad design to do interchanges in.” – Hornsby

“Arm holes cut to high, very poor fit” – Central

“To short in the arms” – Campbelltown

“OK” – Penrith

Jumpers/Vest 1 – 31.08%

2 – 4.05%

3 – 17.57%

5 – 2.70%

“Very short in the body, Do not wash and wear well.” – Campbelltown

“OK, except for armholes cut too high” – Central

“Constrictive material” – Penrith

“Allergic to skin.” – Mortdale

Hats 1 – 21.62%

2 – 4.05%

3 – 20.27%

5 – 1.35%

“Colour fades after a few washes.” – Central

“Thick band on caps. Inside liner very hot.” – Campbelltown

“Baseball cap good. Wide brim hat makes workers look like clown.” – Cronulla

“Cap is good” – Blacktown

Overwhelming Comments “BRING BACK SHORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Every depot.

 

The RTBU would like to thank all guards that participated in the survey. Be assured that your feedback is valuable and will be used in the upcoming meeting. If you have any further questions please contact your local delegate.

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