9 Apr 2021

Wellington Regional Council wants national agreement for bus driver payment

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 9 April 2021

The Wellington Regional Council is to ask the Government for a uniform, national fair-pay agreement for all bus drivers and operators.

Currently, such proposals differ depending on the operator and the region, a situation that leads to difficult pay talks and large variations in drivers' hours and pay rates.

That may change if the council succeeds in its request.

Transport committee chair Roger Blakeley spoke to Corin Dann.