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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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Translink workers plead with public to stay at home to leave buses and trains for key or essential workers

Despite suite of infection control protections, drivers face prospect of catching virus Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary commended the bravery of the bus and rail workers who continue to maintain public transport services at this time. “I’m incredibly proud … Continue reading

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Central government must intervene to safeguard regionally-vital flights and airports

Flybe collapse threatens more than one thousand jobs in Northern Ireland Failure of central government to intervene presents stark connectivity challenge to Northern Ireland’s regional economy Ahead of a meeting with shop stewards from Flybe and Belfast City Airport to … Continue reading

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If NI Executive is serious about social inclusion, rural access and addressing climate challenge, proper funding for public transport is essential

Departmental warning over future collapse of Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport provider, reflects consequences of long-term underfunding Collapse of Translink would leave swathes of Northern Ireland without public transport and would spike carbon emissions through forcing a return to the … Continue reading

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Glider service routes to Colin Connect in West Belfast withdrawn after two separate attacks on vehicles leave windows smashed

In order to safeguard the safety and welfare of drivers and passengers, the Glider will turn at the Michael Ferguson roundabout and not travel to the Colin Connect terminus, where the attacks occurred. Unite workforce reps to seek clear assurances … Continue reading

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