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
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
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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
A separate planned strike in Wellington has been postponed.