Wellington bus drivers are walking off the job tomorrow, taking strike action over pay and working conditions.
Members of the New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee's Union voted 204-2 in favour of industrial action in a meeting last Wednesday.
Here's what you need to know:
- Strike action will start 4am, April 23 and will last 24 hours.
- There will be significant disruptions across the bus network, including service numbers: 2, 3 ,21, 22, 12, 12e, 13, 14, 18e, 20, 28, 30x, 31x, 33, 34, 34, 36,37,81, 83, 84, 85x, N2, N3, N8, and N88.
- Services run by rival operator Tranzurban will not be affected, including the number 1 and 7.
Wellington commuters are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest developments on Metlink's website.
This week we feature a cat with the unlikely name Ned Kelly, who belongs to John Kelly from Carterton.
"Rehomed and renamed Ned Kelly. Every inch a rebel. Moved from the country into town, Carterton."
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