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Bus drivers' rejection of offer means uncertainty

Media release
Newmarket Business Association
Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Bus drivers' rejection of offer means uncertainty for public

"News that the battle between NZ Bus and its drivers is set to continue means more uncertainty for the public and only discourages people from taking up public transport," says Cameron Brewer, chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association.

"A reliable bus service is critical to many areas like Newmarket if we are to fully function. The prospect of more industrial action will only discourage people from selling the family's second car and buying bus concessions. This does nothing to instil any confidence in any one.

"We've had such a good uptake of public transport patronage in the past few years. This impasse undermines a lot of public transport progress and a lot of good will by the travelling public. It's a shame that after months of meetings, facilitation, and a week of no bus services, the situation hasn't progressed. Auckland deserves better," says Cameron Brewer.


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