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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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Bus Eireann: Grant Thornton report and terms of reference must be published

Time to stop leaking and start talking January 15th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Eireann, has called for the Grant Thornton report on the company to be published along with the terms of reference given to the consultants.  … 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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Cuts to funding for Translink services threatening passenger safety

Unite driver suspended after refusing to drive unsafe vehicle after engineering management ignores danger posed by worn tyres Union posts photographic evidence of tyres deemed ‘safe’ by cash-strapped Management September 22nd: Unite Regional Officer, Davy McMurray, has called on Translink … Continue reading

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