As much as we know these strikes are only happening due to the huge support Unions give a section of government, which is morally wrong but as we see unfolding at the moment standing up for your morels isn't a government thing or so it appears at the moment, I do have to say I want more of them as long as they are only the workers in any organisation related to Auckland public transport.
The trip to work was like a scene from Quiet Earth, for a moment thought it was 5am Sunday morning it was such a clean no congestion very low fuckwit trip.
The last 2 times the roads were so congestion free and smooth running was the Auckland bus strikes.
Even more interesting is that is on the Shore and the lads who come from north Rodney also noticed an unusual distinct lack of traffic, yet trains for us north of the bridge are like Santa, the Easter Bunny and smart Aussies, they are just myths and don't exist. All we know of them is in the rates demand, which in itself could be penned by Hans Christian Anderson.
It does make one wonder how much this supposed public transport, all of which is massively subsidised by the ratepayers, is costing both the Auckland region and NZ as a whole. Judging by the congestion there is when public transport is running at full speed and how little there is when it's down you'd have to think it's a large number, a very large number.
One also wonders how much the traffic in Welsford, Warkworth and maybe even up to Whangarei will suffer when Lennys 4 billion dollar train set kicks in.
To whomever it is that is pissing off theses train people please keep it up, you are increasing NZ's productivity and at the same time decreasing NZ's CO2 emissions due to dramatically reducing the usual huge ques of motors. James Shaw will be pinning posters of you on his bedroom ceiling so he can worship you, but sadly Ardern can't as her financiers won't let her.
It's good to have the more open roads when you have your testicles sitting a few mm's above 130hp