Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wellington-Picket of Mana Coach Services Drivers 31.8.2010
The Wellington Tramways union as part of on-going industrial action at Mana Coach services will be holding a picket at the Paraparaumu Railway Station at Midday Tuesday August 31st.
Negotiations for a Collective at Mana have stalled due to the intransigence of Mana management who are unwilling to make the most basic concessions to reach an agreement. The issues are drivers having certainty over their hours of work, and the payment of overtime rates for working a 6th day – clauses that already exist in the collective agreements of recently settled NZ Bus collective agreements.
The picket is also likely to move to across the road to National MP Nathan Guy's electorate office, as government proposed amendments to the Employment Relations and Holidays Act's will make life even harder for drivers, particularly drivers at Mana.
The Tramways union encourages members of the public to come down and give their support and solidarity to Mana bus drivers.