Wellington bus drivers to strike for 25 hours

Wellington commuters will be stranded on Friday as bus drivers across the city strike for 25 hours.

The strike was announced on Thursday morning, giving commuters 24 hours to find alternate transportation. It will come to an end at 4am on Saturday.

All bus services provided by Wellington City Transport and Cityline will cease.

The strike follows a bitter pay dispute with NZ Bus.

"The straw that breaks the camel's back is really the company's offer to renew our collective agreements, which would see a significant cut in income. And especially, not so much the money really, but the terms and conditions of employment," says Kelvin O'Sullivan, Tramways Union secretary.

NZ Bus says the deal it has offered the union is a good one. It adds it is deeply disappointed the union rejected the deal.