Unions call off today’s planned Translink bus strike

Unions have called off today’s planned Translink bus strike in Northern Ireland after bosses made a last-ditch pay offer.

Drivers, cleaners and shunters had been due to walk out for seven days in mass strike that would “bring Northern Ireland to a standstill”. But bosses yesterday made a revised pay deal – as a result industrial action has been suspended while GMB and Unite members vote on the offer.

GMB regional organiser Peter Macklin said:“After last ditch talks, Translink workers now have a revised pay offer. As a gesture of goodwill, industrial action has been suspended until workers have voted on the new offer. If they accept it, the strikes would be cancelled completely. But if they turn it down, GMB will meet with members immediately to discuss new strike dates.”

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