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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Public have less than three-weeks to safeguard Belfast’s bus lanes and bus services

Drivers’ union urges public to bombard Department for Infrastructure email over opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis Questions must be asked over how unelected civil servants can reverse decades of public transport policy with minimal consultation June … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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More support and greater security needed to prevent harassment of public transport workers

Female conductor was subjected repeatedly to physical and sexual harassment by drunken passengers Those responsible for abusive harassment of public transport workers must face full weight of the law Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson called on Translink to provide more … 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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