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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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Metro Bus drivers urge pedestrians to think road safety this Christmas

December 20th: Chair of Unite’s membership among Metro Bus drivers, Michael Dornan, called on the public to consider their safety on the streets and pedestrian crossings in Belfast over the Christmas period: “The days immediately after the schools close for … Continue reading

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Metro Bus drivers threaten to withdraw bus services after attacks

Warning comes after latest in series of sporadic attacks on Buses last Saturday in the Falls Park area September 25th: Jackie Pollock, Unite deputy Regional Secretary, issued a warning on behalf of his union’s Metro drivers, that they could withdraw … Continue reading

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Opening Belfast Rapid Transit bus lanes to taxis will undermine £90 million public transport investment

Dedicated bus routes essential to maintain regularity and uptake of BRT scheme Buses need exclusive access to BRT lane unimpeded to realise full scheme potential May 11th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of … Continue reading

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Translink management betrays commitment to pay a Living Wage

Decision to exclude minimum wage workers from negotiated pay increase indefensible in light of verbal assurances offered by Translink Chief Executive Union calls on Minister Hazzard to ensure Translink becomes a fully-accredited Living Wage employer November 17th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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