Tag Archives: Davy Thompson

Latest medical evidence showing rising risk of social transmission of Covid-19 makes urgent case for schools to make mandatory wearing face coverings on school buses

Ministers for Education and Infrastructure must intervene to issue guidance for all schools to enforce infection control measures on public transport Huge variations in approach taken by schools leaves drivers concerned for their own safety as well as that for … Continue reading

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Translink proposals for 54 compulsory redundancies points to urgent need for increased funding of public transport

Unite will seek to use consultation period to fight for every job, ensure retention of all rural routes and those servicing deprived urban communities Westminster needs to get real on sector-specific supports for Northern Ireland’s economy Unite Deputy Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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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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