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Melbourne Set To Be Thrown Into Public Transport Chaos

Yesterday we heard the word that taxi’s were about to leave racegoers stranded at Flemington and it’s about to get a whole let worse.

According to reports, Metro Trains suspect that the Melbourne Cup Carnival could be hit by unprotected industrial action.

The Age is saying that the company is investigating claims some disgruntled train drivers are pressuring fellow staff members into refusing overtime and then calling in sick.

Metro has written to its drivers, warning them against illegal industrial actions, which could see trains cancelled during their busiest time of the year.

Rail Tram and Bus Union Locomotive Division secretary Marc Marcotta acknowledged the high number of drivers turning down requests for overtime and calling in sick but says staff shouldn't be driving trains if fatigued.

He says computer generated rosters were creating widespread fatigue.

Metro denies the rosters are unreasonable. 

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