Tag Archives: Davy Thompson

Department for Infrastructure infection control recommendation for facemasks to be worn on public transport must be made compulsory

Clarity needed that services on cross-border bus and rail routes will adopt same approach to infection control either side of border Adequate funding for additional public transport services to facilitate social distancing needed from Finance Minister Conor Murphy Davy Thompson, … Continue reading

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Public transport services must be properly resourced not funded through workforce furlough

Finance Minister’s public call for furlough of Translink workers without consultation challenged by trade union representing overwhelming majority of workforce Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary, with responsibility for his union’s members at Translink challenged public pronouncements by Finance Minister Conor Murphy which suggested … Continue reading

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Translink workers plead with public to stay at home to leave buses and trains for key or essential workers

Despite suite of infection control protections, drivers face prospect of catching virus Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary commended the bravery of the bus and rail workers who continue to maintain public transport services at this time. “I’m incredibly proud … Continue reading

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Glider service routes to Colin Connect in West Belfast withdrawn after two separate attacks on vehicles leave windows smashed

In order to safeguard the safety and welfare of drivers and passengers, the Glider will turn at the Michael Ferguson roundabout and not travel to the Colin Connect terminus, where the attacks occurred. Unite workforce reps to seek clear assurances … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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