Published Friday, 20 April 2012
Bus drivers abandonded their vehicles in the city centre as part of a protest. (© UTV)
Those taking part in the protest parked their empty buses outside City Hall in a show of support for a driver they say had been suspended for allegedly damaging the disabled ramp of a bus.
The dispute was resolved after talks between Translink bosses and union representatives - and the Metro drivers later returned to work.
In a statement, the company said the unofficial industrial action was taken "following an internal investigation into an incident of potential employee misconduct" and that it served only to inconvenience passengers.
Translink workers said they wanted to be sure similar circumstances won't arise in the future.
Union leaders hailed the action as a success after receiving assurances that the Metro service driver had been allowed back to work.
The suspended employee has been reinstated and Translink's investigations are ongoing.
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