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Unite Teaming Up With Hoffa's Teamsters To Demand Justice

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Unite's General Secretary Len McCluskey is travelling to Birmingham to demand National Express treats its workers better.


But he is not representing the company's British staff - he is demanding better terms and conditions for American workers employed by the British-based company.

He will be working with Jimmy Hoffa, son of the famous American union leader James Hoffa, who had links with organised crime.

National Express is a major player in the transport industry, running the famous American yellow school buses.

Many bus drivers do not even have a contract - they can leave their job when they want, but they can also be fired at any point.

The US union is run by Mr Hoffa and he has joined forces with Len McCluskey to demand the company allows the union to expand in the States.

The duo are visiting the AGM of National Express's shareholders in Birmingham today to lobby investors to force National Express to offer workers in the States better terms and conditions.