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Bus drivers back in pay talks this week

Article Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FIRST Union members at NZ Bus are back in negotiations this week, after 96.4% voted against the employer offer, which was for a 2.3% pay increase this November, and a further 2.3% in November 2013.

FIRST Union Transport and Logistics secretary Karl Andersen said that the drivers had given a clear mandate to the union to go back to NZ Bus and put the case for a better offer.

MECA at Leopard

Article Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011

When the NDU in Christchurch started recruiting new members at Leopard Coach Lines prior to renegotiating the collective agreement in 2009 they got a big surprise.

HOP card helps drivers

Article Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011

Drivers with NZ Bus in Auckland are pleased with upgraded fare technology and new buses that have recently been introduced.

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