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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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Department of Education review on school bus transport threatens child safety, parental choice and low-income households

Unite launches online petition challenging ‘sham consultation’ that fails to consider alternative options including increased funding for education services December 17th: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, announced the launch of his union’s online petition opposing the current ‘Review of Home … Continue reading

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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … 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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