Transport Workers’ Union Victoria branch assistant secretary Mem Suleyman urged people to have more empathy for bus drivers.
“Our members are experienced with carrying out this type of work; we have supported the public through major events and replacement work in the past,” Suleyamn said.
“I urge the public to be patient and treat our local bus drivers with respect and empathy.”
One Victorian commuter expressed his frustration online, accusing a lack of signage and no notification.
“Why was this only published at 4am, when the original bus replacement was still the last service Sunday night. Talk about poor communication.”
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