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Cross Border Hiring – Unite Calls For National Cab Act

Cross-border hiring has long been a major concern to taxi drivers and Unite has been campaigning for a National Cab Act for many years. Cross-border hiring is used to describe a situation where private hire vehicles or taxis, work predominantly away from the area in which they are licensed, rarely, if ever, working in their […]

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Cross Border Hirings: Changes essential to improve safety for passengers

TfL press release. Serious public safety concerns after technological advances increase scale of cross-border hiring Drivers can secure licences in areas where they perceive standards are lower but then work anywhere in England Changes to the law essential to ensure passenger safety and a national minimum standard.  London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross has […]

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Taxi legislation needs updating to safeguard passengers

“The need for reform is now urgent. Councils are doing what they can to strengthen licensing processes, such as commissioning an LGA national register, but we have always said that the best way to strengthen safeguarding is to update legislation, which only government can do.” LGA press release Taxi laws need urgently updating to reflect […]

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Time for Change

Labour Shows Alternative to Tory Race to the Bottom By Mike Hedges Unite the union supported Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the General Election. We want a new type of politics that puts people first, that looks after our interests and not just those of the rich and big corporations. That’s why as soon as the election was announced Unite Cab Section spoke to Andy […]

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