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26.2.16

BUS DRIVERS' STRIKE * New Zealand -

* Auckland - Bus drivers to strike, thousands of commuters affected


-- Nearly 100,000 Auckland commuters will need to find alternative transport on Friday when about 70 per cent of the city's bus drivers strike for better work conditions... More than 1000 NZ Bus drivers and 70 Howick & Eastern drivers will take industrial action from 4am on Friday until 4am on Saturday... Auckland Council organisation,  Auckland Transport,  is responsible for Auckland's bus network which carries about 120,000 commuters a day - about 65 per cent of which travelled on NZ Bus buses... Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan advised, its main priority was to maintain the running of about 120 school buses affected by the industrial action... The union was seeking better pay for bus drivers and better breaks during shifts... 
(Photo by JASON DORDAY/FAIRFAX NZ - NZ Bus, which includes Go West buses, completes about 5000 trips in Auckland per day)   --  Auckland, NZ - Stuff, by JOHN ANTHONY - February 15 2016

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