National Express statement on new uniform trials
We are investing in a new uniform for our UK-wide employees, and over 150 employees have taken part in a wearer trial. The new uniform is due to be launched during March.
We have had three different versions of the ladies’ blouse, as staff thought previous versions were either too warm or too heavy. The latest proposed version of the blouse did not receive negative feedback during the wearer trials.
The union is, once again, mischief-making. The uniforms are made by a leading corporate clothing manufacturer. The fabric used in the blouses is already used by a number of well known brands in the UK. This is a standard shirt design from the manufacturers’ catalogue. This is not cost cutting, the uniforms are of a high quality and we are investing in our staff.
Staff are not actually wearing the new uniforms yet, and they will not be asked to wear them until they are happy to do so. We will of course change the fabric of the shirts if there is a problem.