Translink bus strike back on as GMB members reject revised pay offer
The Translink bus strike is back on after GMB members turned down a revised pay offer today (Monday).
Drivers, cleaners and shunters across the company will walk out for seven days - from 17 May to 23 May.
This action will cause 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 nine per cent.
“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,” Mr Macklin ended.