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1400 bus services could be at risk due to new employment laws, Auckland Transport says

April 2, 2019 10:50 am
Source: stuff.co.nz]

Auckland might need 90 extra buses and up to 350 extra drivers to maintain services after new employment laws take effect next month.

Under changes to the Employment Relations Act, all workers, including previously-exempt bus drivers, must have a 10-minute break after two hours of work and a half-hour break after four.

This will break the current pattern where drivers can work continuously for up to five-and-a-half hours.

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Auckland Transport said it did not yet have a clear picture of what would happen to its services from May 6.

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