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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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TfL defends English test rules amid Uber complaints – BBC News

By Kevin Rawlinson BBC News Transport bosses have defended new regulations requiring private hire drivers to pass a test in English, following criticism from Uber. Click here to read on the BBC website The company said the exam would put drivers out of work. From 1 October, Transport for London (TfL) will require the qualification of […]

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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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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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