This article is proof, as if any were actually needed, that the general public, very much including journalists and most politicians, have no clue when it comes to basic micro-economics:
Bus drivers have been flocking to jobs with haulage firms as HGV operators when companies were desperate and were handing out large signing on bonuses.
Like this should come as a complete surprise. You have a heavy-duty driving license and are working as a bus driver, when an opportunity comes to do essentially the same job but for much, much more money. What should you do, oh what should you do?
But let us never forget that a bad situation can always be exacerbated by government regulation:
They said the [public transportation] industry had put in place plans to hire new workers but said they were being put off due to delays in sorting licences.
…which delays are because of government red tape, as evidenced by the very next sentence:
The CPT urged the government to ensure training them was as ‘streamlined and efficient as possible’.
I’m sure that the government is getting right onto that.