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Plans for switch to electric cabs in London a ‘dog’s breakfast’ lacking ambition

Unite Press Release Proposals announced today (Wednesday 19 December) by Transport for London (TfL) and Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London to switch London’s black cab fleet to electric are not ambitious enough and could lead to the capital’s black cab drivers holding onto diesel taxis for longer, Unite the union. Highlighting that the £18 […]

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Mayor & TfL launch bold plans to tackle congestion, cleanup polluting taxis and tackle London’s lethal air

Mayor of London, TfL press release New measures to reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health Removal of Congestion Charge exemption for Private Hire Vehicles confirmed   New Cleaner Vehicle Discount will encourage those who drive in zone to do so in the cleanest possible vehicle TfL to consult early next year on […]

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Unite calls for review of Uber’s London licence after magistrate steps aside

‘Obvious’ conflict of interest A court case that ultimately granted Uber back its London operating licence may have been compromised, following revelations over a conflict of interest that prompted the presiding magistrate to step aside this week. Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said she belatedly realised the link between her husband Lord Arbuthnot’s financial interests and […]

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Bronwen Handyside speaks out on the relicensing of UBER

TUC representative on the TfL Board, Bronwen Handyside Speaks out against the relicensing of UBER. At a recent TfL Board meeting held at City Hall soon after the Uber licence appeal court decision, TUC representative on TfL Board, Bronwen Handyside made Trade Union’s feelings clear on the Judge’s recommendation of issuing Uber with fifteen month […]

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