National Express drivers from US and UK ‘Rally For Respect’

National Express drivers from US and UK ‘rally for respect’

26 March 2013

Teamster school bus drivers who work at National Express Group PLC in the United States are rallying with British members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, outside the company’s headquarters tomorrow (Wednesday 27 March) at 11.00, demanding the multinational transport company honours the human rights of its North American workers.

The drivers are rallying to express their concerns over what the union believes is National Express’ anti-worker, anti-union policies in its North American operations, which includes Durham School Services L.P. (“Durham”) in the US and Stock Transportation in Canada.

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

National Express is the second-largest operator of school bus services in North America. The company reports that 94 percent of the UK workforce is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, as compared to only 32 percent of its North American workforce.

WHO: National Express school bus drivers and Teamsters from United States and National Express drivers and members of Unite the union in the UK 

WHAT:  'rally for respect’ at National Express

WHEN: Wednesday 27 March 2013, 11:00
WHERE: National Express Group PLC, National Express House, Birmingham Coach Station, Mill Lane
Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DD


For further information please contact Teamsters communications manager Kara Deniz on +1 202 497 6610 and/or Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.