Minister needs to move quickly to replace Translink Chief Executive

unite white out of redUnion expresses concern at uncertainty and lack of accountability in Translink management

February 25th: Unite’s lead Regional Officer for public transport, Davy McMurray called for the NI Executive Minister with responsibility for Transport, Danny Kennedy, to move quickly to replace outgoing Chief Executive David Strahan.

“While Unite wishes David Strahan all the best with his plans to become a Gospel Preacher, we are highly concerned that despite his resignation he will remain in post until September of this year.

“There are real concerns about the democratic accountability of decision making in the run-up to the Chief Executive’s replacement.

“The position of Chief Executive of Translink is one of the most prestigious positions in the public sector; it is essential that there is full public confidence in the person holding this position. There is a particular need for them to be fully publicly accountable at a time of unprecedented budgetary cuts being enforced by the NI Executive.

“Unite is calling on Minister Kennedy to intervene immediately and move to replace the current Chief Executive”, Mr McMurray concluded.

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