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Public transport unions confirm Northern Ireland Translink strike on January 18

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Three public transport trade unions — Unite, GMB and SIPTU — have notified Translink in Northern Ireland that their members will participate in the wider public sector pay strike on Thursday 18 January. The strike will commence at staggered times from midnight on that day. The strike will involve all bus and rail drivers, engineers, signal workers and conciliation staff and will bring all public transport services in Northern Ireland to a standstill.

The strike is the fifth day of strike action as part of the workers’ industrial dispute in pursuit of a pay increase.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said, “Northern Ireland faces the biggest strike action in its history. No bus and rail services will operate on the day of the strike. The secretary of state has chosen to impose a budgetary settlement on departments which fails to fund a pay increase for workers. Chris Heaton-Harris must immediately reverse course and release funding for a pay increase.”

By UniteLive team