Parents missing work and eveng having to send ‘exam children’ to stay with relatives nearer their schools
There is an industry wide shortage of drivers and our staffing team and operators continue to be affected by community transmission of Covid.”
“These problems pre-dated covid but the pandemic has brought it forward quicker,” he said.
Local councillor and bus driver Sheamus Greene fears adequate safety measures have not yet been put in place to protect both drivers and pupils.
A Translink spokesperson denied an increase in the number of double decker buses in Enniskillen depot.
BUS drivers have voiced their concern about the future of school transport in Fermanagh by holding a protest outside the Education Authority’s Sligo Road Depot. Led by Unite the Union, the protest was the reaction to a review of home to school transport recently launched by the Department of Education. Speaking to the Herald, Ciaran […]
‘A child of five could be expected to walk further than two miles to school in the morning and two home’
Easing traffic congestion in towns, as well as improving safety for children living in rural areas, were two of the reasons given for the proposal.