Auckland Traffic Gridlocks As Bus Chaos Continues
Auckland Traffic Gridlocks As Bus Chaos
Industrial action by bus company Stagecoach
drivers has pressured Auckland's commuter traffic today.
Around one third of Stagecoaches' drivers began a wildcat
strike and staging pickets outside bus depots. The wildcat
strike has hit Auckland four times in the past month. The
dispute remains over a new collective employment
Only the North Shore escaped cuts to its bus
service, all other parts of Auckland were affected.
Auckland's Swanson and south Auckland's Manukau had services
cut, while only limited services operated from the central
city and Mt Roskill.
Auckland Regional Council has been
redesigning its transport plan for the greater Auckland
region. This has effect on bus companies like Stagecoach.
And drivers want to have their rights respected when changes
Meanwhile, Auckland commuters can expect
continued disruption on roads as more bus commuters take to
alternative forms of transport when the buses stop rolling.
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