Tag Archives: NI Rail

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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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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No justification for Translink management to consider another Fare Hike

Interview remarks indicating Chief Executive’s equivocal attitude to privatisation deeply concerning Translink management stall on delivery of Unite’s ‘cost-saving’ proposals, refuse to disclose findings of studies on NITHCo’s extensive property portfolio September 16th: Unite officer for Translink Davy McMurray, whose … Continue reading

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NIC-ICTU biennial delegates’ conference backs Unite proposal to bring Energy sector back into local ownership and accountability

Conference also endorses call for a British-Irish rail interconnector and rail electrification April 12th: Speaking after the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Biennial Delegates’ Conference in Derry/Londonderry endorsed his union’s radical economic proposals, Jimmy Kelly, … Continue reading

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Enterprise trains refurbishment six weeks delayed and counting

Mounting costs from Translink mismanagement of Belfast to Dublin rail service threatening wider budget for public transport January 11th Unite Regional Officer, Davy McMurray, has challenged the failure of Translink management which has seen a six-week delay so far in the … Continue reading

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