Alexander Dennis is proud to support the Scottish Government’s Fair Work First policy. We acknowledge and support the need to contribute to the economic well-being of our team members and the communities in which our Company operates.

Real Living Wage

Alexander Dennis has an agreed pay structure where we pay all of our UK staff at least the Real Living Wage (currently £10.90 per hour). At Alexander Dennis we pay all of our UK staff at least the Real Living Wage. To learn more about our commitments, please click on the link to our 2022 ESG Report issued by our parent company NFI Group: 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.

Appropriate channels for effective workers’ voice

Alexander Dennis recognises and supports employees’ right to be a member of a trade union. At present, Alexander Dennis has trade union representation for UK staff with Unite the Union and GMB. Alexander Dennis involves trade union and employee representatives in key governance and decision-making processes and regularly engage in constructive dialogue between ourselves and trade unions or employee representatives to address workplace issues or disputes. Annual pay reviews are negotiated through collective bargaining at site level with the relevant trade unions.

Alexander Dennis has formal and informal arrangements in place through which meaningful individual and collective dialogue takes place, this includes one-to-ones between employees and managers, appraisal/feedback processes, team/organisation meetings and consultations where appropriate. Alexander Dennis is passionate about promoting a culture of openness and transparency which is reflected through the company values.

Flexible working policy

Alexander Dennis recognises that a better work life balance can improve employee motivation, performance and productivity. Alexander Dennis supports its employees to achieve a better balance between work and their other priorities, such as caring responsibilities, leisure activities, further learning and other interests. Alexander Dennis is committed to supporting flexible working arrangements, provided that the needs and objectives of both Alexander Dennis and the employee can be met.

Investing in our people

At Alexander Dennis, we understand that advanced manufacturing requires diverse training, supporting a wide range of specialised and general skillsets and we implement strategies to meet these demands. Learning and development occurs through formal classroom or virtual training, eLearning and blended learning programs, on-the-job training, pre employment, pre apprenticeship and apprentice programmes, as well as coaching and mentorship. In addition to our apprenticeship programme, we are committed to reskilling and updating skills development as we transition to zero emission buses.

Action to tackle the gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace

Alexander Dennis is committed to closing the gender pay gap by developing strong links with educational institutions, progressing and developing female talent, and promoting an inclusive culture.

Our 2022 Gender Pay Gap report shows the progress we’re making in closing the gap. Through our efforts:

  • Our mean gender pay gap has reduced from 13.8% to 3.4%
  • Our median gender pay gap has reduced from 16.6% to 2.0%

No inappropriate use of zero-hours contracts

All Alexander Dennis staff are employed on open-ended or fixed term contracts with confirmed hours and work pattern detailed in their contracts. All staff contracts accurately reflect the hours worked and guarantee a fair minimum number of hours per week and do not involve compulsory overtime. Zero-hours contracts are not used in Alexander Dennis.

Oppose the use of fire and rehire practice

Alexander Dennis opposes and does not engage in the use of fire and rehire practices.