Around 70 Ritchies Murphy drivers are to strike this morning as disputes over work and pay conditions roll to a stop.
This follows strike action from members at multiple Go Bus and Pavlovich depots.
Graham McKean, strike organiser from First Union joined James Coleman on First@Five.
Mr McKean says Ritchies Murphy Transport is paying its drivers two dollars less than most other Auckland companies. He says it’s clear driver welfare comes secondary to company profits.
“I think it’s safe to say worker welfare has been thrown in the back seat and we now have concerns for commuter safety.”
Listen to the full interview with Graham McKean above.
First@Five with James Coleman, 5am - 6am Monday To Friday, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.