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Union pension funds urge other shareholders to vote against annual report & accounts at National Express annual meeting on 9 May over labour rights concerns at US subsidiaries.

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Article
1 April 2013

[PDF] Please vote AGAINST Resolution 1 – The Director’s Annual Report and Accounts at National Express AGM on 9 May 2013

Author: Local Authority Pension Fund Forum; IBT (Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters) General Fund; UNITE the Union (OSSF and UASPS Funds)

As fellow shareholders of National Express Group...we the undersigned investors are calling for a vote AGAINST Resolution 1 –The Director’s Annual Report and Accounts at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 9 May 2013 to signal the need for improved Board of Directors oversight and reporting of human capital policies and practices....National Express should strengthen its global oversight and reporting of employment issues, in particular...issues at the North American school bus subsidiaries (Durham School Services, Petermann, Stock Transportation)...employees of these subsidiaries...have raised concerns about employment relations...

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Company response
6 May 2013

National Express response

Author: National Express

Our Workplace Rights Policy guarantees the rights of all employees, wherever they work. Reflecting the importance of employee relations, and in line with accepted practice, this issue is reported to the whole Board. We are confident this remains the correct approach.

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