Bus drivers awaiting pay meeting
More than 900 Auckland bus drivers are waiting on NZ Bus to reschedule a meeting to discuss their long-running pay dispute.
Auckland Tramways Union president Gary Froggatt said it was hoped union delegates would meet company officials tomorrow.
However, he wouldn't confirm what would be put on the table once the meeting was pencilled in.
"We hope to go back the members with whatever comes out," he said.
The unions have held several unsuccessful negotiations with NZ Bus to resolve the pay dispute, which has resulted in a number of strikes affecting thousands of Auckland commuters.
NZ Bus is offering to increase drivers' wages by 6.6 per cent over 27 months in three movements. The first increase was meant to take place last month.
Drivers already received a 3.3 per cent increase in February.
Froggatt would not comment on reports that drivers were looking at giving free rides if the dispute was to carry on.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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