Take a stand

Operator has key message for passengers, against intolerable and antisocial behaviour

Take a stand
Jonathan Metcalfe

Transdev Australasia has joined forces with Australian businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign.

The campaign was launched by Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner and is a key initiative of the Human Rights Commission’s National Anti-Racism Strategy.

Taking part in the campaign is an opportunity for Transdev to take a stand against intolerance, discrimination and antisocial behaviour.

Transdev Australasia Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Metcalfe says the campaign is a commendable initiative which is particularly relevant to the passenger transport industry.

"Taking part in the campaign is an opportunity for Transdev to play an important role in modelling sound practices and, where appropriate, take affirmative action against intolerance and antisocial behaviour," he says.

"I’m excited that we’ll be taking part and look forward to actively showing our support and promoting the campaign to our staff and our customers.’

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is pleased Trandev is taking part in the campaign.

"So many incidents of racism occur on public transport, and they make our society less welcoming places.

"By taking a stand, Transdev will help send the message that none of us should have to put up with racism as we go about our business.

"Whether it’s on a bus, train, tram, or ferry, racism is not acceptable."

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign will run until June 2015.

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