UK Trade Union Group of MPs criticise Natl. Express Group over its US subsidiary's alleged anti-union behaviour
There has been a longstanding dispute between unions and National Express regarding its US operations. The Unions allege that the company's US subsidiary engages in systematic anti-union behaviour. The company disputes this. See previous coverage:
The report from The Trade Union Group (made up of UK MPs) is based on a fact finding trip to South Carolina and Tennessee by Ian Lavery MP and Jim Sheridan MP. You can access the report and National Express' response to it below.
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Author: National Express
This document is a response to the recent report released by the Trade Union Group. After speaking to only 13 out of 24,000 employees, the report makes a series of inaccurate claims. This document seeks to set the record straight...
Author: Trade Union Group of MPs
While in the United Kingdom over 90 per cent of NEX [National Express] workers are unionised, only 32 per cent of Durham [part of National Express] workers belong to a trade union in the USA. Evidence suggests that the main reason for this glaring discrepancy is Durham's active anti-union stance...In our opinion, there is a clear need for intervention from the NEX Board of Directors... We recommend the Board create and implement a global workplace rights policy that ensures freedom of association and includes a strong independent monitoring, reporting, and enforcement mechanisms...