12 Sep 2012

Major bus strike in Auckland averted

4:05 pm on 12 September 2012

Drivers for Auckland's largest bus company will not go ahead with major strike action.

On Wednesday afternoon, NZ Bus reached a proposed settlement with the First and Tramways unions, which represent its drivers.

The parties have been at odds since May this year over the terms of a collective employment agreement.

Earlier in September, 900 drivers issued a strike notice for every Monday for a nine-week period if a decision was not reached.

This has now been averted, and union members will meet on Monday to ratify the proposed settlement.