19 Sep 2018

Unions demand bus driver pay boost amid Wellington fiasco

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 19 September 2018

Union leaders will tell the Greater Wellington Regional Council today the only way to fix the city's shambolic new bus system is by improving pay and conditions for drivers. The new city bus network was introduced in July and has been widely condemned as a fiasco. Problems include buses being constantly late, too crowded to pick up waiting passengers, being cancelled without warning and connections between services not working. Tramways Union president and full-time Wellington bus driver Anne Reedy talks to Kim Hill.