Strikes proposed by Auckland bus drivers have been scrapped after a settlement was agreed between drivers and NZ Bus today.
Bus drivers were set to strike every Monday for nine weeks after negotiations, which have been ongoing since May, stalled recently.
However, a statement from NZ Bus said an agreement had been reached with the Tramways Union and First Union, who represent the drivers, and a Collective Employment Agreement, covering service staff. It will be put to union members on Monday.
Shane McMahon, chief operating officer for NZ Bus said: "we have built a strong relationship with the unions and we will continue to invest in the business to see public transport in Auckland grow".
Helen Kelly, the president of the CTU, who has been assisting the parties, said she was pleased an agreement has been reached.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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