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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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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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Bus drivers concerned for their safety and that of public after fourth night of attacks by youths in a row in Lagmore area

Last night’s attack included stone-throwing and attempts to board a bus as well as a Translink monitoring car Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer condemned those responsible for last night’s attack on bus services in the Lagmore estate in Belfast. … Continue reading

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Department of Education review on school bus transport threatens child safety, parental choice and low-income households

Unite launches online petition challenging ‘sham consultation’ that fails to consider alternative options including increased funding for education services December 17th: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, announced the launch of his union’s online petition opposing the current ‘Review of Home … Continue reading

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