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Range of bus routes cancelled

Almost 30 bus services were cancelled this afternoon after industrial action by drivers was announced.

The Government's alerts, issued at about 4pm, showed a list of 29 services across the island that would not run.

Bus drivers started a work to rule at 6am yesterday.

The Ministry of Tourism and Transport said the Department of Public Transportation was notified of the industrial action by the Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division of the Bermuda Industrial Union on Wednesday.

A ministry spokesman said then: “Bermudians of all walks of life depend on the public transportation system. We are determined to resolve this impasse and restore full service for our passengers.” He said the transport department apologised for the inconvenience.

Chris Furbert, the BIU president, told ZBM on Tuesday that bus operators raised a number of concerns during a meeting on Monday.

He added that the division had sent the head of the civil service a letter expressing a lack of confidence in the senior management team.

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Published May 31, 2019 at 5:25 pm (Updated May 31, 2019 at 5:26 pm)

Range of bus routes cancelled

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