The rights of bus drivers

From The Panel, 4:20 pm on 24 July 2018

The stoush between Wellington bus drivers and Tranzit continues over allegations drivers are being forced to work long hours with few meal breaks and low wages.

Yesterday we discussed whether the regional council should get involved, or take responsibility for contracting the company without checking its work practices.

Listeners sent in feedback saying council aren't mandated to consider bus driver work conditions.

We put this to Jon Reeves of the Public Transport Users Association.

Commuters at a bus stop in Newtown

Commuters at a bus stop in Newtown Photo: RNZ / Emma Hatton