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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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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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