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East Auckland bus passengers will have a ticket to ride for free tomorrow, as bus drivers ramp up their ongoing strikes.

Union members at Howick and Eastern Buses — the provider for most of east Auckland — will refuse to accept cash or AT HOP cards as payment for fares, in protest of the lack of overtime and weekend rates offered by their employer.

First Union organiser Rudd Hughes says drivers are fed up with the company’s repeated attempts to remove overtime and weekend rates. Read more »