Strike May Hit Some Tauranga Bus Services


Industrial rumbles are looming for bus commuters in the Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga’s Bay Hopper bus services may be disrupted tomorrow morning due to industrial action by the National Distribution Union.

The NDU is calling for a strike between peak time tomorrow morning  - 6am and 8am tomorrow and this may disrupt some services.

However not all Go Bus Transport (the service provider to Environment Bay of Plenty) drivers are members of the union.

Go Bus is currently working on a plan to deliver normal bus services tomorrow with minimal disruption to passengers.

Environment Bay of Plenty Chief Executive Bill Bayfield says: “We will endeavour, working with Go Bus Transport, to keep the community up to date on this issue as much as possible and we are hopeful that this won’t affect too many of our services.”

We know in Auckland how disruptive industrial action was for commuters last year when the combined bus unions took action.

Let’s hope this one doesn’t escalate the same way.





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