North Down representatives show solidarity with Translink workers


Green Party Councillors show solidarity with striking Translink Workers today as Translink workers began a 24 hour strike.

Bangor West Councillor Barry McKee and Holywood & Clandeboye Councillor Lauren Kendall visited the picket line in Bangor on Friday morning to offer support for those on strike. 

Cllr McKee said, "Workers at Translink have been forced into taking strike action today and the Green Party stand with them in fighting for fair pay. Its disgraceful that the lowest paid workers are having to seek assistance from food banks due to their pay failing to keep up with inflation.

The disruption to the public by the strike today is unfortunate but I believe that public support is with striking workers from all sectors as the worst cost of living crisis in a generation effects all but the most wealthy in our society." 

Cllr Kendall said "Translink is facing a funding and staffing crisis that is negatively impacting workers and their families. The failed policies of the Tory government mean that vacancies at Translink continue to rise, putting pressure on workers and making it difficult for them to take holiday leave. 

The vital public service that Translink workers provide is essential to so many in Northern Ireland. We need the Tories & DUP to stop playing games, provide investment in public transport and ensure there is funding for fair pay for workers."