Fog mars morning commute in Brisbane as bus drivers strike

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 04:18:43 AM. There is disruption for commuters in Brisbane with more than 200 bus drivers walking off the job for two hours this morning.
Photo: The dispute is over shift work requirements, pay and workplace health and safety conditions. (ABC News: Nic MacBean - file photo) There has been disruption for commuters in Brisbane, as a heavy fog remained suspended over the city and more than 200 bus drivers walked off the job for two hours. Drivers in the Virginia, Sherwood and Willawong areas took industrial action, impacting all services in those areas, including school buses, until about 7:30am. Similar action is being taken tomorrow morning in the Eagle Farm, Carina, Toowong and Garden City areas. The dispute is over shift work requirements, pay and workplace health and safety conditions. The Brisbane City Council has put on extra ferry and CityCat services with traffic on many major roads heavier than usual. Meanwhile, a thick blanket of fog this morning is also causing problems on the roads. Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman Michelle Berry said visibility was down to 100 metres around Archerfield on Brisbane's south-west. "Certainly very thick fog occurring out through the west," she said. "Currently at Brisbane airport we've got our observer reporting shallow fog and we can also see that on our webcam there, but there is the risk of some thicker fog occurring at the airport as there is in the city." ...Read more
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