All 15 staff working for Wanaka-based coach operator
Connexions are believed to be losing their jobs as a result
of the business closing later this month.
The Otago Daily Times reported yesterday the company was to
cease its transport services throughout Otago and Southland
on June 30, following April's sale of Connexions' parent
company, Dunedin City Council-owned Citibus Ltd, to
Invercargill Passenger Transport Ltd.
A redundancy letter sent to a Connexions employee and
supplied to the newspaper confirmed the business was to close
and the employee, who asked not to be named, said all Wanaka
staff - seven drivers and three administration staff - had
been sent similar letters.
Yesterday, the employee confirmed a letter had also been sent
to two Cromwell-based drivers and further inquiries confirmed
three Queenstown-based drivers were also to be made
Invercargill Passenger Transport director Kayne Baas declined
to comment other than to say the business was not making
money and it planned to concentrate on its core business of
urban and charter work.