Tag Archives: Translink

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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Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy

Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy Management inform workers of ninety-five job losses due to downturn in orders February 12th: Manufacturing strategy including economic taskforce, with trade union representation, must be established to tackle tsunami of job … 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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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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Metro Bus drivers urge pedestrians to think road safety this Christmas

December 20th: Chair of Unite’s membership among Metro Bus drivers, Michael Dornan, called on the public to consider their safety on the streets and pedestrian crossings in Belfast over the Christmas period: “The days immediately after the schools close for … Continue reading

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