US unions accuse FirstGroup of anti-union tactics at shareholders meeting - firm denies allegations

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12 July 2007

U.S. Bus Workers Tell FirstGroup's Shareholders of Anti-Union Practices - Harrassment And Intimidation Endured By First Student Employees

Author: Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters

U.S. bus workers and British and American trade union officials told shareholders at FirstGroup’s Annual General Meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland that the company was suffering harm to its reputation because of the way it treats employees in the United States. More than half of the meeting was taken up with an examination of the anti-union practices of First Student, First’s U.S. subsidiary... Fifty complaints involving harassment and intimidation by First Student managers have been lodged with the National Labor Relations Board.

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10 July 2007

FirstGroup to face US union protest

Author: Press Association [UK]

A group of school bus drivers from the US will travel to Britain this week to call on employers FirstGroup to end what they call the company's "anti-union tactics". The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union that represents thousands of drivers with FirstGroup subsidiary First Student, claims there have been cases where members have been subjected to harassment and intimidation by company bosses... FirstGroup has strongly denied any anti-union behaviour.

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