Industrial Action Updates

This page provides the latest information and links on industrial action impacting some of our services.

Translink Industrial Action Update

EA Welcome News that Translink Strike Action has been averted

EA welcomes the news that Translink strike action has been averted. This afternoon (Monday 16 May), we have received confirmation that Translink and Unite the Union and GMB Bus Driver Trade Unions have reached an agreement which means that strike action scheduled to take place from Tuesday 17 May - Monday 23 May 2022 will not go ahead. This means that all Translink bus services, including school buses, will operate as normal tomorrow and for the rest of this week

Speaking about today’s agreement, Robbie McGreevy, EA Assistant Director of Corporate HR and Business Planning, said:

“We warmly welcome this afternoon’s announcement which will ensure the school transport network continues to operate fully for pupils across Northern Ireland. All Translink bus services, including school buses, as well as EA’s ‘yellow’ bus services, will operate as normal and pupils should travel via their usual transport arrangements.”

Last updated: 16/05/2022