Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bus strike hits Christchurch

There will be major disruptions to bus services in the greater Christchurch area on Thursday as public bus service drivers attend a stop-work meeting.

Environment Canterbury says drivers from both local bus operators will be attending the meeting, which has been organised by the Amalgamated Workers Union NZ (AWUNZ). The meeting will take place from 11am to 1pm, during which time most bus services will not operate.

It said services were likely to be impacted from 9am as buses start to come off route and Environment Canterbury expects all services to be operating as normal by 3pm. School services will not be affected.

Unions in New Zealand can hold at least two stop-work meetings per year according to section 26 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. The meetings are used for members to discuss matters relating to their employment or union business.

Public transport users should check MetroGo for the latest updates.

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