GMB call on Welwyn Hatfield Council for stronger licensing enforcement following strike at AAA Taxis

GMB call on Welwyn Hatfield Council to take stronger stance on licensing enforcement as drivers at AAA Taxis strike over TfL and non-local drivers taking local work

It is clear that push has really come to shove as drivers have chosen to strike, says GMB London GMB, the union for taxi and private hire drivers, have called on Welwyn Hatfield Council to take a stronger stance on licensing enforcement after drivers from AAA Taxis in Hatfield held a two-day strike, following multiple issues including price reductions made on app and phone bookings as well as TfL licensed drivers being used to carry out local work. AAA drivers are also concerned that non-local licensed drivers are carrying out work for local education contracts. With the increase of drivers from outside the area taking work, drivers are questioning the enforcement by Welwyn Hatfield Council. Steve Garelick, GMB Regional Officer said: “It is clear that push has really come to shove as drivers have chosen to strike. “AAA clearly do not want to discuss matters unless drivers return back, which shows a disdain for those who provide the service. “As an example, after 11pm until 7am drivers should see time and a half, however they are paying £5.50 per journey as a minimum based on the company showing more concern for consumer than driver. “I would also imagine that Welwyn Hatfield Council would want to support local small business people, but clearly this does not seem to be the case.”

CVAugbanner.gif
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG

TRENDING...

VEHICLE...

Cabbies Do Kili Oct Footer Banner.jpg
Market Footer .gif

COVID-19...

ltpr.GIF
TAXI INSURANCE MMC October 2020.gif
TaxiPoint- 300x200px Taxi GIF PLAN AUG 2
private hire cover from Utility Saving Expert

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2020.