(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).
National Express has come under renewed pressure from one of America’s most powerful unions to reform working practices at a subsidiary that carries more than a million children a day to and from school.
(WASHINGTON) – ISS, the top proxy voting advisor, has recommended shareholders vote for a proposal submitted for consideration at the May 6 National Express Group plc (NEX) Annual General Meeting that calls for the board to hire an independent agent with the expertise to investigate workers’ rights and labor violation claims at the company’s U.S. school bus subsidiary -- Durham School Services.
(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.
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Drivers and mechanics with First Transit in Auburn, Ala., have voted by an overwhelming 3-1 margin in favor of Teamsters representation. The 116 workers, who provide transportation services for students at Auburn University, chose to join Teamsters Local 612 in Birmingham, Ala., seeking respect, fair pay and improved working conditions.
After wrapping up a third round of contract talks on March 24-25, the Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee will meet for a fourth round on May 13-14.