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Hamilton Bus Passengers’ Pawns in Union’s National Action

Media Statement

22 October 2018

Hamilton Bus Passengers’ Pawns in Union’s National Action

Go Bus says that Hamilton bus passengers are being needlessly inconvenienced as the region’s urban bus services are affected by national strike action between 5am and 9am Tuesday 23rd of October (tomorrow).

Nigel Piper, Chief Operating Officer of Go Bus, says Hamilton urban bus route passengers are once again being used as pawns by First Union, this time as part of a strategy of national action relating to purported issues across other regions.

‘We are not surprised by the short notice strike, but we are disappointed that Hamilton bus services have become targets for national action. We are currently in a facilitated bargaining process with First Union, which we have put a significant amount of effort into, it’s difficult to see the same commitment from the Union”, Mr Piper says

Mr Piper says the action will only affect Hamilton urban services and Go Bus will be making every effort to minimise disruption. Te Awamutu and Otorohanga services will run as normal.

For details of the revised timetables, visit the Busit website, www.busit.co.nz, or Facebook page www.facebook.com/BUSITWaikato/, or call 0800 205 305

As the facilitated bargaining process is still ongoing, Go Bus has no further comment to make.


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