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Bus hijacking sparks GMB driver safety calls

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22 Jan 2019
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GMB has demanded urgent reassurances on driver safety after a bus was hijacked.

On Saturday the driver of a Translink bus was threatened by a man armed with a knife in Dundonald shortly before 8pm. [1]

The man forced the bus drive to drive for a distance before forcing him and passengers off the bus at knifepoint.

“No one should have to go to work and worry about their own safety."

Michael Mulholland, GMB Regional Organiser

GMB has now called an urgent meeting with Translink to seek reassurances on the safety of members.

Michael Mulholland, GMB Organiser, said:

“This attack on one of our members while he was trying to do his job is nothing short of despicable.

“No one should have to go to work and worry about their own safety.

“We are seeking an urgent meeting with Translink to ask how they plan to tackle this threat to our members and make sure it does not happen again.”

 
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