November 26, 2018
Iwi help resolve GoBus lockout
Iwi owners are welcoming the end of the lock-out at GoBus in Hamilton.
The 69 First Union members were allowed to go back to work on Saturday after the union agreed to withdraw its planned industrial action of drivers not collecting fares.
Rukumoana Schaafhausen, the chair of Waikato Tainui’s Te Arataura executive, says both parties agreed to work collaboratively with all funding parties to improve driver’s wages.
Waikato Regional Council, which contracts GoBus to provide the service, and Hamilton City Council also worked with the company and union to find a solution.
She says Waikato-Tainui, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are committed to ensuring the drivers of Go Bus receive fair pay.
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