Northern Ireland transport workers reject pay deal

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Wednesday 13 March 2024
GMB Trade Union - Northern Ireland transport workers reject pay deal

Transport workers in Northern Ireland have rejected a pay deal from Translink

Joint union statement:

"Unions GMB, SIPTU and Unite have confirmed that their members have decisively voted to reject as inadequate a pay offer made by Translink management. The increase would have offered workers a five per cent increase plus a non-consolidated one-off payment of £1,500 for the 2023-2024 financial year.

"Bus and rail workers voted with majorities of approximately 70 per cent to reject the pay offer. Following the ballot result, the unions will be holding fresh talks with Translink management to seek a resolution to the dispute.

"The unions will also be engaging with their own memberships to agree the next steps in their efforts to improve pay and address the mounting recruitment and retention difficulties in the public transport services."

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