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Education Authority advised no Translink school bus services during strike



Northern Ireland’s Education Authority has released a statement on Sunday evening after being advised that there will be no Translink school bus services operating during the period of strike action by the company’s staff.

A spokesperson for the Education Authority said:

“We have received notification from Translink that they have been advised by GMB and Unite Trade Unions that their bus drivers will take strike action from Tuesday 17 May to Monday 23 May 2022 inclusive.



“Translink have confirmed that this will cause significant disruption to the school transport network during this time.


“The EA will still continue operate the 'yellow' bus service and private operators will not be impacted.


“The following advice applies during the planned period of Translink industrial action:



• There will be no Translink bus services including Ulsterbus, Metro, Goldliner and Glider in operation.

• Pupils who connect with a Translink bus service via an EA yellow bus, private hire bus or ferry service should not commence their journey, even if it is running. EA cannot guarantee pupils would be able to complete their journey.

• We would ask parents of pupils who use any Translink bus service for any element of their journey to begin to make alternative arrangements.


“Regular updates will be available on Translink's social media channels and website:




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