Translink confirmed that the threat of strike action by members of the UNITE trade union on Wednesday May 6th has been withdrawn.
All bus and rail services will operate as scheduled.
Gordon Milligan, HR Director, Translink said, “we welcome the fact that strike action has been called off. We wrote to UNITE at the end of last week highlighting the impact their strike would have on our passengers, especially schoolchildren sitting exams. This is good news for our passengers and in particular parents and school children”
“It is clear now that UNITE have acknowledged the need to find efficiency savings in the Translink business. We look forward to discussions with union officials to ensure Translink can be put on a sustainable financial footing for the future. That is why the management team has been driving forward a change programme within Translink over recent months and we welcome the support of UNITE in finding further cost reductions.”