Translink strike: How will Northern Eire’s bus strike have an effect on you?

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By Rebecca McGirr
BBC News NI

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All bus services, including Translink, Ulsterbus, Metro, Goldline and Glider services, will be brought to a halt from 17 to 23 May

Public transport workers including bus drivers, cleaners and shunters are set to begin strike action on Tuesday.

All bus services, including Translink, Ulsterbus, Metro, Goldline and Glider services, will be brought to a halt from 17-23 May.

The unions behind the action – Unite and GMB – predict a “complete shutdown” of Northern Ireland’s bus network.

Meanwhile, the Education Authority (EA) says there will be “significant disruption” for students, including those sitting GCSE, AS and A-level exams this week.

With people seeking alternatives for travelling to school, work and anywhere else, BBC News NI gives a run-down of what you need to know for the next few days.

Why is this strike happening?

Translink workers voted to strike through their trade unions – Unite and GMB – after rejecting…