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Retail NI highlights detrimental impact of bus strike on sector

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Glyn Roberts, chief executive, Retail NI.

Glyn Roberts, chief executive, Retail NI.

Glyn Roberts, chief executive, Retail NI.

With tomorrow’s bus strike set to go ahead, Retail NI has expressed concern over the impact on its members and the wider economy.

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,” said Glyn Roberts, chief executive, Retail NI.

“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.”

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