Seen & Heard Around the Bus Stops
On a bus anywhere in the Wellington region, you hear it all the time - “thank you, driver” - as passengers get off at their stop. We say it because we appreciate our bus service - a good bus network and great drivers make a huge contribution to the life of our cities.
But, for something that is so important, we’re treating the people who drive us poorly.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has re-contracted many of the region’s routes to a new provider - Tranzit. Most drivers on these routes have lost their jobs, those who have got work with Tranzit are facing much worse terms and conditions. And Tranzit are refusing to negotiate with their union. Meanwhile Wellington's bus service is in chaos because of this, and the regional council is pretending it's not their problem.
Let's hold the regional council to account and make them fix the damage they've done. Please sign our petition and say thank you driver! Help us reach our target of 12,000 signatures.
Wellington Public Transport Changes
There's currently lots happening with public transport reforms in the Wellington region, and bus operators are at the forefront of that.
Check our new UNION NEWS & UPDATES section for the latest news and information about things that are happening and action that you and our supporters can take to help.
There are organisations on our side and others that influence our jobs. We'll link to their sites so you can see what they're doing.
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