Over 150 rail staff set to strike in North next week
Conductors, station and platform staff to start industrial action at midnight on Monday
A spokeswoman for train operator Translink has said the organisation is working hard to resolve the issues between the company and staff.
More than 150 railway workers in Northern Ireland are to go on strike next week over pay and conditions.
Conductors and station and platform staff will take part in industrial action beginning at midnight on Monday and lasting a day, the GMB union said, after refusing to agree to cost-saving measures such as changes to sick pay.
A spokeswoman for train operator Translink said the organisation is working hard to resolve the matter.
He added: “GMB members, who are mainly from the conductor and station staff grades, believe that they are being asked to give away too much to fund increases for other groups who have not.”
The union said its members were responsible for revenue protection, train and passenger safety but claimed there was a history of poor industrial relations. It added the action related to an ongoing dispute with publicly funded employer Translink over pay and terms and conditions.
The 24-hour stoppage will begin at midnight on Monday. Mr Mulholland said all other unions had accepted a three-year deal through the agreement of efficiencies such as changes to company sick pay and increased flexibility. GMB members believed they were being asked to give away too much.
A Translink spokeswoman said: “A small number of railways staff have indicated they will take strike action on Monday, 24th June.
“We are working hard to resolve this with the trade union involved.
“Rail services will be affected by this strike action and we will keep our passengers informed as more information becomes available.”
Bus services will not be affected.