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Unite welcomes London Mayor’s announcement of new officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity

Unite Cab Section today welcomed the Mayor of London,  Sadiq Khan’s announcement of more TfL Compliance Officers to tackle illegal taxi and minicab activity on London’s streets. TfL press release… 50 new TfL Compliance Officers hit the streets after the Mayor announced plans to quadruple size of enforcement team. One of the first parts of […]

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English Language Requirement for London Private Hire Drivers

TfL press release Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an English language requirement for private hire drivers was introduced on Friday 14 October. It is essential for public safety that all licensed drivers can communicate in English at an appropriate level.  Drivers must be able to communicate with passengers to discuss a route, or […]

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London Private Hire Medicals Update

Following recent revelations in the press regarding private hire driver medicals, Unite issued this news release. Unite also met with Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross and on Wednesday 12 October attended TfL’s regular Licensing and Compliance meeting with the taxi trade. In addition to those meetings Helen Chapman, General Manager TfL Taxi & Private […]

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Unite Cab Section Addresses International Transport Federation Uber meeting in Antwerp

By Mike Hedges This week Unite Cab Section, alongside other international trade unions, gathered in Antwerp, Belgium, to discuss how Uber could be tackled on an international basis. The meeting was organised by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) from September 20-21st. This type of meeting is vital in our attempts to maintain standards and […]

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By Coity Allcroft Unite Cab Section recently attended a meeting with London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown and Taxi & Private Hire General Manager Helen Chapman, along with LTDA and LCDC, to discuss the new regime’s attitude to long standing issues concerning the Taxi Trade. Mike Brown made a number of statements that will ‘seem’ music to the […]

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