06.08.2020Metro Trains Melbourne Celebrating Essential Workers in a COVID-19 World

As the response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic evolves rapidly here in Melbourne and elsewhere, Metro Trains Melbourne continues to get essential workers where they need to go.

Most of Metro’s 6,200 employees are also themselves essential frontline workers. They have displayed great resilience, commitment and care during this extremely challenging time – helping passengers get where they need to go.

“The safety and wellbeing of our people remains our most important focus at Metro, as we keep Melbourne moving,” said Metro’s Chef Executive Officer Raymond O’Flaherty.

“COVID-19 remains a significant challenge for all of our colleagues, particularly those on the frontline. We have spent time focused on and thanking our frontline colleagues, whilst ensuring they are armed with up-to-date information from approved sources,” he said.

Metro has also been documenting the network during the pandemic, as a legacy piece.

Metro’s in-house photographer James Ireland – part of Metro’s media team – will visit parts of the network each quarter this year. These photos have cultural value now and will also become relevant as historical documents for Metro and our ever-changing city.

Metro remains focused on safety as the foundation of everything they do.

CEO Raymond O’Flaherty said strong teamwork and looking out for each other had been more important than ever.

Metro has consistently encouraged its 6,200-strong workforce to anchor back to values at this unprecedented time. Metro’s values are: zero harm (safety), caring, one team, dependable and make a difference.

“We continue to emphasise them and reflect on them,’’ he said.

Metro provide an essential service through this global health pandemic – getting you where you need to go.

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