London Taxi Drivers
The following resolutions were passed at this month's regional council meeting.
London Underground Train Operations Support Managers chairing case conferences - Hammersmith & City branch
This regional council believes the new policy of allowing TOSM’s to chair case conferences is outside the current attendance procedure and we believe this to be the thin edge of the wedge.
It is not acceptable for LUL just to change a policy or procedure by sending a letter to head office and stating it has been agreed.
RMT London Taxi Branch Chairman Mick Bailey updates members in this edition of “RMT London Taxi News”. In "Road Closed", long term trade union activist Mick looks back on London 2012 and looks to the future for the taxi trade, and what can be learned from the subjugation of the best taxi service in the world.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
LPH Notice 08/12 Dated 13.07.12
The RMT London Taxi Branch condemns absolutely the inflammatory and provocative statement to drivers at the conclusion of the notice that is intended to threaten drivers who wish to take part in a legitimate demonstration.
Driver who are members of this branch who are participating in the demonstration are assured of the following:
continue reading or download the RMT London taxi Branch statement below
Please click here to add your name to RMT's petition to the government to introduce a scrappage scheme for London taxis.
The Mayor has recently imposed a 15-year age limit on London taxis, but without a scrappage scheme (similar to that introduced by the last government for private cars), many drivers will not be able to afford to replace aged vehicles with newer, less polluting ones. A scrappage scheme will benefit London's air quality and London's taxi drivers, many of whom are RMT members.
In this Olympic special edition:
- All Grades Of Transport Employees Are Entitled To A Decent Financial Reward
- TfL Strike
- Fully-Trained Station Staff Count!
- Your Reps Report
- Olympic Issues For Taxi Drivers
TAXI UNION RMT today demanded that Olympics chiefs take a fresh look at their transport arrangements for the entire games period and that they factor in the crucial role that could be played by London’s existing fleet of licensed taxis
The “Get Ahead of the Games” site talks about the disabled accessing public transport but excludes the one vehicle that is fully "on demand" and disability ready, the London Taxi.
RMT’s Parliamentary group has submitted Early Day Motions on three issues that are very important to our taxi driver members.
Please take a couple of minutes to contact your MP to urge him/her to sign these motions. This will help our campaigns to defend our taxi driver members’ livelihoods (as well as helping the environment, congestion reduction and public safety!).
That this House notes the inevitable pressures on London's transport network throughout the Olympic Games; further notes that the Olympic Route Network is an important component of transport plans for the Olympics;
We note the correspondence from our London Taxi branch, outlining their objections to pedicabs, which include: lack of proper CRB or police checks; unsafe design; congestion; and lack of fare structure leading to passengers being ripped off.
We therefore accept our branch’s view that this union should campaign for a ban on pedicabs during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and accordingly instruct the General Secretary to ask our Parliamentary group to submit an Early Day Motion, and to raise this issue with Greater London Assembly members.
From RMT London Transport Region Executive Janine Booth
- LU service control – decision today
- Cubic – ballot re pay (2.5%)/Olympics
- Cleaners – Initial/ISS
- Tube Lines – this week’s action – BW report
- Thales – ballot put on today
- Telent/Quinns – ballot decided, still being prepared
- TfL Olympics – ballot decided, still being prepared
- Time taken to prepare ballots – verbal report given
The minicab company Addison Lee is losing its contract with the Government for private car hire, according to information received today from the Cabinet Office.