Tag Archives: Public Transport

Department move to open Belfast bus lanes will compromise public transport in city

Unite to engage with membership on response to threat to both BRT project and City bus services Unelected Department officials appear more concerned with appeasing private taxi lobby than with defending public transport provision March 9th: Responding to reports that … 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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Iarnród Éireann: Unite to ballot for industrial action

Ross presiding over public transport crisis not of workers’ making September 28th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Iarnród Éireann, is to ballot members for industrial action following the breakdown of talks at the WRC last night. Regional Officer Willie … Continue reading

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Department of Infrastructure must reject cherry-picking by private sector bus operators

Application by Hannon Coach targets most lucrative bus route in Northern Ireland License application from private sector will undermine cross-subsidisation model May 17th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of Infrastructure to reject an … 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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