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DfI Roads workers at Woodburn depot to strike over inaction on management bullying

After 90.9 percent strike vote, workforce pickets to be deployed at Woodburn DfI Roads in Derry/Londonderry during twenty-four strike, which starts midnight on Thursday, July 22rd Road Service workers’ union Unite warns first twenty-four hour stoppage at Woodburn likely to escalate … Continue reading

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Department of Infrastructure failure to address workforce pay inequality leaves winter service understaffed

Transport NI failure to respond to union’s warnings about consequences of pay disparity blamed on absence of Infrastructure Minister A fixed ‘rate for the job’ for road gritting duties is only way to ensure continued equality of cover for all … Continue reading

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Structural Roads Maintenance cuts leave road users at risk and will cost more in long-run

Budget for Structural Maintenance of Roads has fallen from £131 million to only £54 million in last three years Safety signage overgrown, sightlines impaired and roads left prone to flooding after budget cuts August 31st: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, … Continue reading

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Road Users left at risk as Northern Ireland Roads Structural Maintenance budget falls by 59% in three year period

Department of Infrastructure confirms Structural Roads Maintenance expenditure budget fell from £131 million in 2013/14 to £54 million in 2015/16 Increasing roads maintenance budget is a better way than corporate tax breaks to secure economic growth across all parts of … Continue reading

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DRD Minister must clarify position on roads inspection regime

Unite understands Transport NI management is considering a move to ‘responsive-only’ inspections on non-priority routes  Moves to ration roads inspections and maintenance will radically undermine road safety  June 23rd: Unite’s Regional Industrial Officer with responsibility for employees at the Transport … Continue reading

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