17 Apr 2018

Why are Auckland bus drivers striking? FIRST Union responds

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 17 April 2018

West Auckland commuters who travel by bus can expect disruptions to early morning services, as some drivers take part in rolling strike action. FIRST Union members are pushing for better pay and work conditions from their employer, NZ Bus. On Tuesday morning they begin eight days of industrial action, starting with drivers based at the Swanson depot, affecting 45 bus services. Drivers based at other depots around the city will take action on subsequent days. Significant disruption is likely on Thursday, when drivers from the Mt Roskill depot strike. Graham McKean is with the FIRST Union which represents the drivers. He joins us to explain what's happening.