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Brighton taxi firm offered HALF PRICE taxi fares to local A&E during ambulance strike action

Brighton cabbies on the Streamline Taxis platform offered the public fifty percent off the price of a taxi when travelling to the regional A&E during this week’s latest ambulance strike.

More than 10,000 ambulance workers went on strike as planned on Wednesday 11 January despite talks with the Health Secretary on Monday.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Secretary, said: "Talks fell well short of anything substantial that could stop this week’s strikes.

“There was some engagement on pay – but not a concrete offer that could help resolve this dispute and make significant progress on the recruitment and retention crisis.

"The public expects the Government to treat these talks seriously – it's time they got on with it.”

The popular Steamline taxi service stepped up to offer the people of Brighton and Hove half price rides to the Sussex County Hospital during the ambulance strikes.

Jason Cheeseman, Director of Operations for the Brighton based firm, said: “Streamline always try to look after the community in any way we can and feel this will help those who are unable to afford a full priced taxi.

“All of our call centre staff and drivers have all been briefed and the feedback has been very positive.”


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