Tag Archives: NI Rail

More support and greater security needed to prevent harassment of public transport workers

Female conductor was subjected repeatedly to physical and sexual harassment by drunken passengers Those responsible for abusive harassment of public transport workers must face full weight of the law Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson called on Translink to provide more … Continue reading

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Translink workers stand ready to defend public transport services against impact of austerity cuts

Northern Ireland’s public transport faces a ‘perfect storm’ between private sector cherry-picking of profitable routes and chronic underfunding Union seeks urgent meeting with Translink management and Department for Infrastructure officials to identify status of threat to bus routes January 23rd: … Continue reading

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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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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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