Attack was assault on working people and wider community
November 21st: Trade union Unite this morning condemned in the strongest possible terms last night’s pipe bomb attack on a bus in Derry/Londonderry during which a group of men boarded the vehicle at a bus stop, placed a pipe bomb behind the female driver’s seat and instructed her to drive to Strand police station.
Commenting, Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said:
“This appalling attack took place on a bus carrying ordinary people home at the end of their working day. It was only thanks to the bravery of the driver, who managed to drive the bus to a spot where she and the passengers could safely disembark, that more serious consequences were averted.
“Unite will not tolerate this anti working class behaviour”, Jimmy Kelly concluded.
The Unite official with responsibility for Translink, Davy McMurray, said:
“This was an attack on working people and on the wider community which left both the driver and passengers traumatised. Unite is determined to ensure the safety of our members in Translink and elsewhere, and we will be meeting our senior worker representatives in the company on Monday to decide on the most appropriate action arising from this attack”.