The cancellation of public transport bus services in Auckland is on the rise, as a renewed shortage of drivers caused 1,754 no-shows in the past week, Stuff reports. The Tramways Union said 50% of bus drivers were leaving the industry within two years of starting work, with the long hours and broken shifts without adequate pay being a major turn-off. The re-emergence of driver shortages in Auckland parallels reports of other skill shortages, with official labour force data showing unemployment nationwide down to 4%.

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