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Archive for January 20th, 2016

IF IT TALKS LIKE A TORY, WALKS LIKE A TORY… IT’S A TORY!

Unite Cab Section comment on Transport for London’s private hire review proposals. By Jim Kelly. Chair, Unite the union London and Eastern Regional Committee. London’s taxi & private trades participated in the recent private hire regulations review in good faith. Unite did so despite our reservations concerning the history of weakness by Transport for London (TfL) […]

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Uber driver jailed

MPS press release. A private hire driver has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in his car.  Aliriza Kurt, 42, (25.11.73) of Blackstock Road, N4 was today, Wednesday, 20 January, sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at Inner London Crown Court. He was convicted of […]

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TfL sets out plans to modernise and enhance London’s private hire industry

TfL announces proposals to enhance safety and customer service, including a formal English language requirement for drivers Mayor asks TfL to investigate the removal of the Congestion Charge exemption for private hire vehicles Mayor secures commitment from the Government to promote legislation to enable TfL to regulate pedicabs in London TfL press release… Following a […]

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