Posts Tagged ‘nz bus’

Infratil and NZ Bus – pay up.

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, October 14th, 2009 - 13 comments

Day 7 of the bus strike by Infratil The idiotic employers at NZ Bus owned by Infratil have dragged their lockout into a 7th day of disrupting Auckland’s commuters. Yesterday they repackaged some of their old proposals and tried to make it look like something new. What the grasping employers want is for the drivers […]

NZ Bus spins as 5pm deadline passes

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 pm, October 13th, 2009 - 3 comments

The front page leads on Herald and Stuff report: NZ Bus will lift its lockout notice and resume services on Thursday morning “as a gesture of good will”, if the unions stop strike action and agree to reach a settlement, the company says. I do despair about our media sometimes. This is not a new offer. […]

ARC threatens to terminate NZ Bus contract

Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, October 12th, 2009 - 34 comments

ARC chairman Mike Lee has delivered a blunt ultimatum to NZ Bus as its lockout of drivers reaches day five. “We have had enough. Auckland will not be held to ransom. If you can’t deliver the services that the people of Auckland rely on, then we will have to find someone else who can… “NZ […]

Drivers locked out for following their contracts

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, October 6th, 2009 - 49 comments

Yesterday, around 1,000 bus drivers and support staff issued noticed to their employer, NZ Bus owned by Infratil, that from Thursday they would be working to rule in protest over the company’s unacceptable pay offer. Essentially, the company wants to combine several existing collective agreements by keeping the weakest elements of each. Sure, it’s offered […]

Backdown from Infratil?

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, September 8th, 2009 - 3 comments

Infratil-run NZ Bus has called off its planned capital strike for tomorrow. The company had been going to prevent bus drivers and other staff who wanted to work from working. It has withdrawn that lock-out notice and presented a better offer to the workers. The workers have also withdrawn their notice of intention to work […]

Heavy-handed tactics from NZ Bus

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, September 7th, 2009 - 27 comments

Auckland bus drivers have been in negotiations with NZ Bus (which is owned by Infratil) for a 70 cent an hour pay rise. Currently, they’re on between $14.05 and $16.75 an hour for 13-hour shifts. Many workers are on split shifts, which means up to four hours a day of unpaid time between shifts. Negotiations […]

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