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17 May 2022

Bus strike back on after Translink workers reject revised pay offer

No buses to operate for a week

Translink issue details of July timetables

The strike by Translink workers is back on after GMB union members rejected a revised pay offer.

Drivers, cleaners and shunters across the company will walk out for seven days from 17 to 23 May 2022, causing the entire bus network to grind to a halt. 

Unions submitted a pay claim of six per cent to help the bus drivers, cleaners and shunters cope with rampant inflation of 9 per cent. 

Peter Macklin, GMB regional 0rganiser, said:  “Translink bus workers have today once again shown their anger and frustration with the company. 

"They were proud to carry out their duty during the pandemic - despite potentially putting themselves and their families lives at risk. 

“Now they need some help to tackle the crushing cost of living crisis they face – but bosses aren’t listening. 

“The dispute, which affects bus drivers, cleaners and shunters will close the entire bus network within Northern Ireland. It will be a complete shutdown.” 

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