Retail NI Express Concern With Bus Strike

16 May 2022

Retail NI Express Concern With Bus Strike

With tomorrows bus strike set to go ahead, Retail NI has expressed concern over the impact on its members

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Given that many of our members staff and customers use public transport, we are very concerned about the impact this strike will have on them and our economy.”

“Many shoppers, particularly many older people, rely on the bus network in rural areas to access local towns for shopping”

“We shouldn’t forget that independent retailers are currently struggling with a ‘cost of doing business’ crisis and this strike will disrupt both their trade and workers. For many this is the very last thing they need”

“We would urge the Trade Unions and Translink to immediately resume talks and go the extra mile to reach an agreement.”