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Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December, 17.14 MB
Monday, December 9, 2019

First Union & New Zealand Tramways Union are striking against their employers, over rejections of pay offers from NZ Bus.

Tension began two years ago when the national government, who brought in a tendering process that made councils compile in taking the lowest paying bus operators, drove rates down by 30%. Wages were cut for bus drivers, with contracts they are locked into, & now tensions have come to ahead.

This week NZ Bus drivers were seeking better pay and conditions by refusing to collect fares last week from Monday, making it very cheap for commuters. However, this has now resulted in those drivers being suspended.

Wire producer Louis spoke to Union First’s Organisers about the strike today ...