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Cleaning Up After Boris!

Comment by Jim Kelly, Chair – Unite the union Cab Trade Committee. Things may be quiet on the streets but Unite is still meeting and pushing the Mayor to ensure that the many weaknesses of the recent Private Hire Review are addressed. Myself and the Regional Secretary Peter Kavanagh recently met the Mayor alongside other London unions. A number […]

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Bus Lane Hullabaloo

By Peter J Rose @peterjrose1 You may have noticed some social media noise regrading taxi access to London’s bus lanes? With much claiming of who did what and when. Although entertaining, sometimes this sort of posturing, with it’s fasted Twitter finger first mentality can distract from the hard work reality behind the social media grab. […]

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Heathrow Airport Taxi Trade Meeting

By Peter J Rose @peterjrose1 On Monday 23rd May, the Cab Section of Unite the union organised the first dedicated TfL Taxi Trade Compliance meeting for Heathrow Airport. The meeting was held at Unite’s Bath Road building, (Pictured above), which is within sight of the taxi feeder park. Alongside Unite, the other taxi driver groups taking part […]

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Free and open access – the right to ply for hire

By Steve Fricker At the Unite National Taxi Conference last March the delegates from the South East (SE) region of Unite put forward the idea that a clause should be inserted in rail franchise agreements preventing the train operating companies from charging taxi drivers to ply for hire at provincial railway stations. Network Rail earmarks 18 major […]

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