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1 Apr 2019

Bus union rejects claims that meal breaks will derail services

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 1 April 2019

The New Zealand Bus and Coach Association is up in arms over the new meal break legislation that comes into effect in less than six weeks. From May 6th, workers across all industries will be required to take a 10 minute break after two hours, and a 30 minute meal break if they are working longer then four hours. The bus companies say this will lead to the cancellation of nearly 2,500 bus services everyday. However, the union that represent bus drivers, Tramways, rejects these claims. Tramways Wellington Secreatary Kevin O'Sullivan explains to Karyn why these meal breaks are important.

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