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Auckland, Hamilton bus services out of action over strikes

Published: Tue 23 Oct 2018 09:52 AM
Bus services in Auckland and Hamilton have been disrupted this morning as about 200 drivers strike over pay.
Bus drivers are on strike in Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Gill Bonnett
Members of First Union are striking as part of their long-running pay dispute.
In Auckland, bus services operated by Ritchies Murphy Transport and Pavlovich Coachlines have been cancelled for 24 hours until 4am tomorrow.
The strikes will affect 15 routes in west Auckland, and 10 in South Auckland, but school buses, trains and ferries are running as normal.
More than 30 drivers are at the picket line at the Manukau transport centre in South Auckland, holding flags and placards.
Due to industrial action by First Union members, some services operated by Ritchies Murphy and Pavlovich Coachlines will not operate on Tuesday 23 October. School services and express services will operate as normal. Details on affected services are here: https://t.co/DCABmPsRZv pic.twitter.com/WrBbSYKN0M— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) October 22, 2018
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In Hamilton, city buses were affected between 5am and 9am today.
Only urban routes are involved, but people are being warned other services could be disrupted, so they should check the timetables.
A separate planned strike in Wellington has been postponed.
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