Bus drivers plan six day strike

The Auckland bus drivers dispute has taken a turn for the worse.

The Stagecoach drivers are going on strike for six days from May 5.

They have rejected a $1 an hour pay rise.

The drivers are demanding a pay increase of $2 an hour.

Bus services were disrupted between 9.30 this morning and 2.30 this afternoon as bus drivers stopped work to consider a counter pay offer.

Union spokesman Garry Froggat says the drivers have returned to work and there would not be any disruption of services during peak hour this afternoon.

He says from next Tuesday they will resume working to rule and drivers will not do the last trip.


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