5 Jul 2012

Bus drivers reject pay offer

7:43 pm on 5 July 2012

Bus drivers at Auckland's biggest bus company have voted against their new pay offer.

Hundreds of NZ Bus drivers have been in a stopwork meeting, considering the company's proposal.

It is offering another three year pay deal with the first instalment of 2.3% coming in November.

First Union spokesperson Karl Andersen says drivers are angry and all they want is a fair pay increase.

He says they are heading back to work now, and the unions will be back around the table with NZ Bus next week.

NZ Bus services including North Star, Go West, Metrolink, City Link, Outerlink and Waka Pacific have been off the road since 9am Thursday morning for the meeting, and resumed at 2.30pm.