3 Jun 2016

Bus drivers back out of fight for penal rates for overtime

8:27 pm on 3 June 2016

A long-running dispute between an Auckland bus company and some of its drivers has been resolved, with the drivers failing to achieve their main aim.

Members of First union had been fighting the removal of penal rates for overtime and had held several strikes.

But the union says since the dispute began six months ago, the company has been giving all the overtime work to non-union drivers.

It says its members could no longer hold out because they need to get back to working extra hours.

They did not get to keep their penal rates but have been promised some lump-sum payments.