TWU pledge for White Ribbon Day
MORE than 600 of New South Wales' toughest transport workers have taken the White Ribbon oath never to "commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women" today in Western Sydney.
TWU NSW Assistant Secretary Michael Aird said violence against women would not be tolerated.
"TWU members work in one of the toughest industries in the country and we're all here today to say that violence against women is never ok," he said.
"Taking this oath and supporting the White Ribbon cause is something the TWU and all of our members back 100%.
"Standing up and saying that violence against women is never ok is a subject that we are proud to campaign on.
"Hopefully our support and advocacy of this campaign will help change the stereotype of rough and tough transport workers and unite all men, not only across the transport industry but across the entire country, to tackle this growing epidemic.
"Today 600 of our members have pledged never to 'commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women' and have undertaken to hold events in transport yards across NSW and the ACT to reach tens of thousands of transport workers this November.
"Unions have always advocated on issues outside the workplace and we are so proud to be raising awareness about this important issue, which has affected one in every three women in Australia at some stage."