This week truck drivers across Europe are demanding that IKEA end exploitation in its supply chain. Contractors who deliver goods to IKEA and other large retailers in Western Europe are exploiting vulnerable immigrant drivers and driving down standards.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa met with Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of Australia. Australian Senator Glenn Sterle and International Transport Workers Inland Transport Secretary Mac Urata joined the conversation. Tony gave a presentation to Teamster staff on TWU's “SAFE RATES” campaign, in which the union is fighting for economic employers to pay enough so freight drivers have decent pay and safe work.
German warehouse workers are organizing at Amazon. The company’s resistance has led to intermittent strikes. One major issue is that Amazon has been stealing workers’ break time, and only a union contract will properly regulate workers’ breaks and prevent unfair discipline.
(LONDON) – Doreen Lawrence, Baroness of Clarendon and a member of Britain’s House of Lords, met today with Dot Scott, president of the Charleston, S.C., chapter of the NAACP, on issues concerning civil rights, human rights and workplace conditions at Durham School Services in the United States. Durham is the school bus subsidiary of United Kingdom-based National Express Group PLC (NEX: LON) and the second-largest school bus transportation company in the U.S.
(LONDON) – Today, the Teamsters Union and other institutional shareholders, along with community, faith and global labor representatives spoke at the National Express Group (NEX: LON) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. They spoke in support of an independent monitoring program at the company’s U.S. school bus subsidiary, Durham School Services.
(LONDON) – At a symposium held Tuesday night, the former chair of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, academics, community and faith leaders discussed the benefits of introducing independent monitoring programs at multinationals, including National Express Group PLC (NEX: LON).
(WASHINGTON) – A report released today by two Members of United Kingdom’s Parliament, Ian Lavery and Jim Sheridan, reveals serious labor rights violations at National Express Group PLC (LON: NEX) operations in the United States. The report’s recommendations support a Teamster-sponsored shareholder resolution that will be voted on at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders on May 6 in London.
A number of flights of South American LAN Airlines could be affected as the unions of LAN Airlines began a series of actions on Wednesday, March 25th in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Miami. Teamsters Local 769 of Miami will be joining others in handing out information at the 2015 Sony Open tennis tournament in Miami, Florida.