Bus drivers have voted down an offer from NZ Bus.
Union spokesperson Karl Andersen, says voter turnout was strong, with very few union members who didn’t vote.
He says after careful consideration of the offer, drivers feel they don’t earn enough to live on.
Karl Andersen says despite some movement from NZ Bus, both the amount offered by the company, and a delayed implementation of pay increases, remain core issues for drivers.
The vote was 51% against ratifying the proposed settlement, and 49% in favour.
Drivers voted by secret ballot at their different bus depots over the past week and a Company lawyer was present to supervise the counting of the vote.