Minister O’Dowd welcomes bus strike suspension

Date published: 16 May 2022

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has welcomed an agreement being reached between Translink and officials from Unite the Union and GMB Bus Driver Trade Unions to avert this week’s industrial action.

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John O’Dowd said:

”This is good news. While I fully recognise and respect the rights of Trade Unions to take action on issues that matter to them and their members, I am pleased that an agreement has been reached to avoid strike action this week. Public transport services are a very important part of every day life for our citizens and I am pleased that the disruption to those services has been averted. I commend all sides for their hard work in reaching this agreement.”

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