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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    Greater Wellington Regional Council spent almost 200-thousand dollars on lawyers to end a stoush over bus driver pay

    Greater Wellington Regional Council spent almost 200-thousand dollars on lawyers to end a stoush over bus driver pay


    The council got involved after the Tramways Union and NZ Bus failed to strike a deal for their collective agreement after months of negotiations.

    The long-running employment dispute saw a strike and lockout.

    Council chair Daran Ponter says they had to lead the charge in rebuilding the relationship, in a move he says is unprecedented.

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    Business:
    A magnesium shortage could have big problems downstream for the vehicle industry 7:44

    Health & Safety:
    New Zealanders still have plenty of options to get vaccinated or tested for Covid-19 -- even if many of these options were closed for much of the long weekend 7:44

    Motoring:
    Petrol heads might need to get used to motorsport powered by clean energy 7:24

    International:
    Afghan journalists face threats and beatings despite Taliban promises of a free press 7:14

    Law and Order:
    Eight people have died on New Zealand roads this weekend 7:14

    Law and Order:
    A man arrested after reports of indecent assaults at New Brighton beach is set to make an appearance in court 5:54

    Cricket:
    Black Caps captain Kane Williamson insists he's ready to play their Twenty20 World Cup cricket opener against Pakistan tomorrow morning 5:34

    Politics:
    Woodside Petroleum unveils plans for $1 billion hydrogen and ammonia plant in Kwinana 21:54

    Environment:
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