Special Considerations for Young People Needed in Bus Industrial Dispute – Children’s Commissioner

12 May 2022 News
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Summary for children and young people

“I do not underestimate the financial pressures that workers, and indeed their families, are under especially considering the soaring cost of living. Every child deserves a decent standard of living.

“Children and young people have suffered throughout this Pandemic, not least because of missing education and it is imperative that they do not miss anymore unnecessarily.

“Young people will also be travelling to school to undertake the first external exams in over 2 years and it is paramount that no action affects their ability to do that.

“I reiterate my recent statement on a separate industrial action when an interim resolution was made in the interests of our children and young people.

“I do not question a worker’s right to strike, I urge both sides to make special considerations for children and young people and come to an immediate resolution so that children and young people can enjoy their right to a full education.

“My office is engaging with relevant authorities to make sure that all possible contingencies have been considered.”


  • For further information or to request an interview with the Commissioner please contact communications@niccy.org or call 07917544177.

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