Bus dispute over

10:35 am on 14 November 2012

Bus drivers in Auckland have settled an industrial dispute with NZ Bus and ratified a new collective agreement.

Two unions and the company have been in negotiations of six months, with some disruption to public transport cutomers during that time.

The First Union says the settlement is for a minimum 6.7% increase in pay over 28 months.

The Tramways Union says there were compromises on both sides and there's a lot more work to do on items like drivers' running times, duties and rosters.

NZ Bus is thanking customers for their patience.

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