Retail NI Call Upon Trade Unions to Call Off Thursdays Strike

30 January 2024

Retail NI Call Upon Trade Unions to Call Off Thursdays Strike

Retail NI has welcomed last nights DUP Executive vote as a major step forward towards the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly.

Retail NI Chief Executives Glyn Roberts said:

“This is very welcome progress towards a restored Executive.  We hope that the necessary arrangements to appoint Ministers can be made to happen in the next week.” 

“When Devolution is restored, the hard work will really need to start with Ministers hitting the ground running making speedy decisions on public sector pay, a Budget and a draft Programme for Government”. 

“Given this progress, we would call upon the transport unions to call off Thursdays strike as a gesture of goodwill. All the main political parties have now committed to getting the much needed pay to all public sector workers and therefore further strike is not necessary.  It will only cause further disruption to our economy”.