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2010-05-04 17:47:00

N.J. Bus Driver Travels to U.K. to Recount Anti-Worker Actions WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Durham School Services bus driver from New Jersey spoke out today at the annual shareholders' meeting of Durham's U.K.-based parent company about anti-union actions inflicted on its U.S. workers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The anti-union activity cited by the school bus driver at today's meeting in the United Kingdom are at odds with assurances...

2010-01-26 14:29:00

Chairman Should Devote Full Attention To National Express WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa denounced today National Express Group PLC Chairman John Devaney's decision to join Cobham PLC's board as chairman designate given his ongoing responsibilities at the embattled transport company. Devaney has been acting chief executive of U.K.-based National Express Group PLC since former CEO Richard Bowker's abrupt resignation in July 2009....

2009-08-04 09:36:00

Teamsters Cited Need for Independent and Transparent Review Process WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Express Group PLC [LSE: NEX.L] has refused the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' call that the company's board establish a special committee of independent directors charged with evaluating potential strategic transactions and reporting back to shareholders. In an Aug. 3 letter to John Devaney, chairman and acting chief executive of the UK transport company,...

2009-07-01 14:46:55

British Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said the government will nationalize the Edinburgh to London rail line, the country's busiest intercity route. The government will take over the East Coast Main Line for about a year, Adonis said, calling the move highly regrettable. The government is not prepared to renegotiate rail franchises, he said. I am simply not prepared to bailout companies that are unable to fulfill their commitments. Talks with National Express to extend the franchise broke...

2009-06-30 21:14:48

Richard Bowker is resigning as chief executive of the British transport corporation National Express Group PLC, the BBC reported Tuesday. Bowker is stepping down as the company is renegotiating terms for its rail operations with the British government, the BBC said it had learned. National Express was expected to make a statement about the situation later, the BBC said. National Express also is having to contend with a debt load of about $2 billion while coping with the effects of the...

2009-06-18 14:16:00

Members of British Parliament Hear Testimony on Human Rights Violations by UK-Based National Express Group and Its Subsidiaries WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters who work at National Express Corporation (NEC), the North American subsidiary of UK-based National Express Group, testified today in front of members of the British Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights, sharing their stories of human and workers' rights abuses by the company in the United States and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'