Shareholders Critical of Company’s Exclusion of Resolution; Concerned with Increased Labor Rights Violations in US
(LONDON) – Today, some institutional and individual shareholders are criticizing National Express (NEX: LON) for refusing to hold a vote on a resolution at this year’s annual general meeting (AGM). The shareholders denounced the company for failing to address labour violations abroad and suppressing shareholders’ right to a vote on an issue of concern.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, National Express Group PLC (LSE:NEX.L) investors, including British public service union UNISON and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, are criticising the company’s decision to withhold a shareholder resolution from its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) agenda. At last year’s AGM, the resolution received the highest shareholder vote of support ever achieved for a labour rights issue at a United Kingdom-based PLC.
(CUBA, N.Y.) — First Transit workers in upstate New York have voted overwhelmingly, 30-5, to join Teamsters Local 264 in Cheektowaga, N.Y., seeking a voice on the job and improved working conditions. The drivers and mechanics provide transit and paratransit services in Cuba, Wellsville, Steamburg and Irving, N.Y.
(YPSILANTI, Mich.) – School bus workers with Durham School Services in Ypsilanti, Mich., have voted to join Teamsters Local 243 in Detroit. The 109 drivers, monitors and mechanics united for respect, fairness and consistency in their working conditions at the nation’s second-largest provider of student transportation.
(WASHINGTON) –Today, National Express [LSE: NEX.L] investors are urging the company’s board to back a resolution seeking an independent review of employment practices in its U.S. school bus wholly-owned subsidiary, Durham School Services. Announcement of the resolution comes on the same day National Express is shortlisted at this year’s Business Finance Awards.
Steve Swonger, a bus operator and safety trainer in Licking County, Ohio, is an example of the type of excellence we celebrate in the Teamsters Union. The Local 637 member at National Express has had quite a year.
(PARSIPPANY, N.J.) – School bus drivers and aides at Student Transportation of America (STA) in Parsippany, N.J., overcame tough opposition from management Wednesday, voting decisively in favor of union representation by Teamsters Local 102 in Springfield Township, N.J. The 78 bus workers are calling for improved working conditions, respect on the job and assurances that they will be paid for all hours worked.
(FARMINGDALE, N.Y.) – In a secret ballot vote that was completed this afternoon, by a margin of 84 percent to 16 percent, Teamsters Local 1205 members working for Baumann/Acme Buses approved a new three-year union contract.