Tag Archives: Bus Drivers

Education Authority moves to close school bus depot in Lisnaskea threatens health and safety

Proposals for school bus drivers to use commercial forecourts in Lisnaskea are unacceptable corner cutting Cost-cutting plans will force reliance on Enniskillen school bus depot to cover entirety of Fermanagh and threaten to impact children attending schools November 15th: Unite … Continue reading

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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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Bus services to be diverted away from Lagmore View for foreseeable future after recent spate of attacks

Latest attack demonstrates that there are some who, for whatever reason, are determined to stop buses from operating in estate Drivers commend efforts of local community representatives to attempt to address ongoing attacks April 15th: Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson … Continue reading

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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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Unite school bus drivers and Enniskillen branch launches campaign for adoption of reflective uniform strips and high-viz school passes in Fermanagh

Children in rural areas on unlit roads left vulnerable to traffic accidents School bus drivers to visit local schools to promote ‘safe uniform’ initiative in absence of Minister or action by Education Authority Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, welcomed the … Continue reading

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