Bus drivers vote against new agreement
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:58a.m.
Auckland drivers working for NZ Bus have voted almost unanimously against a new collective agreement, angry they've not been offered a better pay deal.
Karl Andersen, FIRST Union Transport & Logistics Secretary, says a vote of almost 97 percent against shows NZ Bus need to rethink their proposal:
“The company had an opportunity to address our members prior to the vote, I don’t think they did a very good job in convincing members that the pay offer was fair or that the company was as they put it ‘uncompetitive in the market’.”
He says the sticking points are a wage increase and how long the agreement will last for.
Buses run by NZ Bus stopped running for five and a half hours yesterday between 9am and 2.30pm as Auckland Tramways Union and First Union members met to discuss whether to agree to the company's collective contract offer.
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