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Loyalist drivers dividing Translink employees.


theloner

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A large section of catholic bus drivers are considering strike action over the sectarian postings of a group of loyalist drivers. On Facebook, protestant bus drivers boasted a recent trip to Scotland was catholic free. Among the comments made by the tourists was:

‘Prod trip to bonnie Scotland feckin magic not a Tim [Catholic] in sight’ and ‘Loyalist Translink on tour!!!’. Charming.

I'm taking a wild guess this was a trip to Glasgow to see Sevco 5088 Ltd. I hope the fact there was 'not a Tim' in sight, was consolation for the drubbing Inverness Caley Thistle gave them at Ibrox on Halloween night.

A Falls Road depot driver said, “It’s been a hot topic of conversation across the depots and we want to see something done. The unions are aware of the issue and all parties have copies of the online postings. If nothing is done, people are prepared to strike. This type of behaviour should be regarded as gross misconduct, especially as the company name was mentioned and that is just not on. We expect action to be taken.”

This kinda stuff may sound silly, immature and even done off duty, however certain Translink employees have been at this before. Five years ago, an Antrim man was threatened to be burned out of his Ballymena home and shot by 'colleagues'. In the same case the man had other instances of workmates hiding his keys, colliding a bus with his car, having unwanted deliveries and taxis sent to his home and his workplace, and threatening telephone calls to his home, a tribunal heard. There is form here, and it seems Translink must take this seriously. The victim of the above case received £79,161 over the sectarian abuse two Protestant colleagues subjected him to.

Translink is looking into the matter.


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Glaucon

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A Tim, in Scotland, is a Celtic supporter, not necessarily a Catholic. The private activities of ribald drunkards working for Translink isn't really news; they should, however, be censored for tweeting "Loyalist Translink", the company had no involvement, I presume, in their trip.

Unless proof can be furnished of Loyalists intimidating Catholic fellow workers, it sounds like much ado about nothing.
 

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A Tim is a Celtic Fan. A famous Rangers saying at themoment is 'Tim free in Division 3'

Bit of a nonsense thread this, sad what happened to that man back in th 90's, he got a right pay out for it. Story over.
 

theloner

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A Tim, in Scotland, is a Celtic supporter, not necessarily a Catholic. The private activities of ribald drunkards working for Translink isn't really news; they should, however, be censored for tweeting "Loyalist Translink", the company had no involvement, I presume, in their trip.

Unless proof can be furnished of Loyalists intimidating Catholic fellow workers, it sounds like much ado about nothing.
A Tim is a Celtic Fan. A famous Rangers saying at themoment is 'Tim free in Division 3'

Bit of a nonsense thread this, sad what happened to that man back in th 90's, he got a right pay out for it. Story over.
I'm only quoting the news article.
 

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Why would anyone log in to "Loyalist Translink on Tour "Facebook page? If they did so, what did they think they would find?
 

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Ren84

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About the quality of post you'd expect from Liverpool's #1 super-prod and failed Corkman. :lol:

As for the OP disgusting behaviour by these redneck drivers. Translink is a state company, under the remit of Transport Minister Danny Kennedy, so he should be held accountable for any failures to deal adequately with these morons.
 

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..... so he should be held accountable for any failures to deal adequately with these morons.
Do you think they should be monitoring the internet Ren?
What if your employers found out what you post online?
Should you be dealt with adequately too? ;)
 

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Do you think they should be monitoring the internet Ren?
What if your employers found out what you post online?
Should you be dealt with adequately too? ;)
"he should be held accountable for any failures to deal adequately with these morons."

:oops:

Learn to read the next time you dive straight into a thread the next time Britboy.
 

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For all the loyal brethren who are trying their utmost to wave this away can I ask you to substitute tim with paki or n*gger and then ask yourself how you would feel if you were from either ethnic group and you heard your 'colleagues' thought of you as such.
 

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A Tim, in Scotland, is a Celtic supporter, not necessarily a Catholic. The private activities of ribald drunkards working for Translink isn't really news; they should, however, be censored for tweeting "Loyalist Translink", the company had no involvement, I presume, in their trip.

Unless proof can be furnished of Loyalists intimidating Catholic fellow workers, it sounds like much ado about nothing.
The term Tim, has always been directed at catholics, not just Celtic fans.

Although, you have to wonder what sort of idiot travels to Scotland and declares the area catholic free.
 

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A Tim, in Scotland, is a Celtic supporter, not necessarily a Catholic. The private activities of ribald drunkards working for Translink isn't really news; they should, however, be censored for tweeting "Loyalist Translink", the company had no involvement, I presume, in their trip.

Unless proof can be furnished of Loyalists intimidating Catholic fellow workers, it sounds like much ado about nothing.
A Tim is a Celtic Fan. A famous Rangers saying at themoment is 'Tim free in Division 3'

Bit of a nonsense thread this, sad what happened to that man back in th 90's, he got a right pay out for it. Story over.
So would it be ok to refer to some one as a cenotaph huggger which is a Brit supporter and not necessarily a Protestant ?
 

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People have a right to be morons; if they want to post Loyalists on tour or whatever other nonsense, let them. Unless there is evidence indicating that Catholics have been bullied or threatened, what they do in their spare time is their business.
 

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People have a right to be morons; if they want to post Loyalists on tour or whatever other nonsense, let them. Unless there is evidence indicating that Catholics have been bullied or threatened, what they do in their spare time is their business.
Absolutely Glaucon. I think the upshot of this is that some people would like all kinds of jobs screened to exclude people they don't like.
Where certain jobs were not open to members of particular political parties or cultural affiliations.
 

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Do you think they should be monitoring the internet Ren?
What if your employers found out what you post online?
Should you be dealt with adequately too? ;)
Yes his nurses should really read this site and his schizo postings ,then increase the lithium. :D
 

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