The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters) brought its protest against National Express Group plc to the UK on 27 March to demand that the multinational honours the human rights of its North American workers.
Teamster school bus drivers who work at the company in the United States rallied alongside members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, outside the National Express headquarters in Birmingham. They expressed their concerns over what the Teamsters believe is National Express’ anti-worker, anti-union policies in its North American operations, which include Durham School Services LP in the US and Stock Transportation in Canada.

The workers delivered a letter from Teamsters general president Jim Hoffa to National Express Group chief executive Dean Finch, calling on the company to better respect the rights of its workers.

Hoffa said: “It is deeply concerning when a UK-based plc engages in conduct that violates US workers’ rights and deprives them of decent working conditions and respect. National Express’s subsidiaries should be operating in the pursuit of the highest standards, not failing to uphold the human rights that should be afforded to all its workers throughout the world.”
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