Tag Archives: Public Transport

Employers must put in place plans now to encourage mass uptake of Covid-19 vaccines by their workforces

Businesses need to provide paid release to workers to access appointments and commence engagement with Translink now on transport plans for mass workplace vaccination drives While Unite the union encourages broadest possible uptake of vaccine by public, it is vital … Continue reading

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Union reiterates its call for face coverings to be made compulsory for passengers on all forms of public transport

Moves under consideration by Stormont Executive for face coverings to be made compulsory on designated school transport services do not go far enough Michael Dornan, Chair of Unite’s Metro driver branch, called on the Stormont Executive to make it compulsory … Continue reading

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Translink proposals for 54 compulsory redundancies points to urgent need for increased funding of public transport

Unite will seek to use consultation period to fight for every job, ensure retention of all rural routes and those servicing deprived urban communities Westminster needs to get real on sector-specific supports for Northern Ireland’s economy Unite Deputy Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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Department for Infrastructure infection control recommendation for facemasks to be worn on public transport must be made compulsory

Clarity needed that services on cross-border bus and rail routes will adopt same approach to infection control either side of border Adequate funding for additional public transport services to facilitate social distancing needed from Finance Minister Conor Murphy Davy Thompson, … Continue reading

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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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