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August 1, 2014

RACISM. IT STOPS WITH ME

In recent years, incidents of racism on board public transport in Australia have gained national media attention. Taking part in the campaign is an opportunity for Transdev to take a stand against intolerance, discrimination and antisocial behaviour within its business and on its services in south western Sydney and the Upper North Shore.

Racism can occur towards bus drivers and passengers and can be distressing for everyone who is simply trying to get to their home, shops, school or work.

The campaign features the slogan “The Bus is for everyone”, and has some tips for community members who see racism and discrimination while on board a Transdev bus. These include;

  • Speaking up if it is safe to do so
  • Approach the person who is being targeted and let them know they are not alone and see if they are OK
  • Notify the driver
  • Call 000 if a crime is being committed.

Transdev is committed to ensuring that its workplace is enjoyable and safe for all of our staff and our customers. Taking part in the campaign is an opportunity for Transdev to take a stand against intolerance, discrimination and antisocial behaviour within our businesses and on our services.

 The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign was initiated by Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, and the campaign is a key initiative of the Human Rights Commission’s National Anti-Racism Strategy that focuses on raising public awareness about addressing racism.

Transdev NSW Managing Director Shane Ellison said: ‘The campaign is a great initiative for both our drivers and customers. We are committed to making sure our services are safe and discrimination is not acceptable on Transdev buses.’

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign will run until June 2015. For more information, visit: itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au.

 

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