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RMT calls for emergency support for iconic Black Cabs
TRANSPORT UNION RMT, which organises among London’s iconic black cabs, has called for a package of emergency support from government, the Mayor and Council leaders as Department for Transport statistics showed a catastrophic 29% drop in the number of Licensed vehicles...
Region: National
Tagged with: Black Cabs, Transport for London, TfL, DfT, Department for Transport, Taxi,
RMT on Environmental Audit Committee’s report
Commenting on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Growing Back Better’, published today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The Committee has rightly recognised the vital role that the UK’s public transport network has in our economic recovery from Covid-19 and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Environmental Audit Committee, Growing Back Better, Public Transport, Bus, Rail, Taxi, Shipping, Ferry,
RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers
With the news at the weekend that the initial phase of the COVID vaccination programme has hit its targets RMT called this morning for an escalation in priority for transport staff and other essential workers to ensure that those groups...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Transport workers, Covid vaccine, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Shipping, Transport,
RMT on Bus and Taxi driver COVID mortality rates
Commenting on today’s ONS figures which showed that male bus and coach drivers and male taxi drivers are two of the occupational groups with high rates of Covid-19 deaths, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “These figures are a tragic...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Bus Drivers, Taxi Drivers, Mortality Rates, Vaccination,
RMT demands Government and local council support for COVID-battered taxi trade
With the second wave of COVID - 19 now battering the whole of Britain, and with localised lockdowns in place, the taxi trade is currently in crisis with hard working taxi drivers facing financial ruin due to the decimation of regular as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Taxi, Taxi Drivers
RMT on today’s ONS figures on Covid-19
TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding that the Government take urgent action in the wake of figures published today by the ONS which show that male bus and taxi drivers were amongst the occupations with a raised rate of death involving...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, bus, taxi, ONS
RMT calls on government to mobilise Taxis
Taxi drivers’ union RMT is calling on the government to use Taxis to create a fifth emergency service during the Coronavirus crisis, to mitigate the isolation of families facing increasing levels of lockdown. As the government closes schools and imposes...
Region: National
Tagged with: taxi, public transport, Covid-19
RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting again in Birmingham today and for the foreseeable future after the Council scrapped planned talks aimed at reaching a solution to the long going row over the bulldozing through of policies that would decimate...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT demands end to harassment of Birmingham taxi drivers
“I am writing to you to raise concerns about reports I have received from RMT members in the Birmingham taxi service relating to the policing of their protests in Birmingham city centre. “As you know, our members have been engaged...
Region: National
Tagged with: Taxis, Birmingham
RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow
RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010 Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council’s licensing committee on the clean...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
Taxi union RMT postpones Birmingham protests tomorrow
Taxi union RMT said today that it welcomes the decision by Birmingham City Council to withdraw their emissions policy proposals impacting on the taxi trade to allow for further consideration and detailed negotiations around the RMT position. As a result...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, birmingham city council, emissions policy, taxi driver, protest,
RMT condemns Government driverless vehicle plans
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today condemned the Government’s widely-trailed plans to step up the testing of driverless vehicles on Britain’s roads as a “lethal gimmick that puts safety, jobs and the economy at risk.”   RMT, which represents bus, haulage and...
Region: National
Tagged with: driverless vehicles, tory government, budget 2017, bus, taxi, road haulage
RMT on TfL's Uber ruling
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Uber has consistently failed to reach acceptable standards of service, safety and security and we applaud this decision which is a victory for passengers and also a vital step in protecting the livelihoods of...
Region: National
Tagged with: uber, taxis, tfl, transport for london
RMT demands safe and viable taxi ranks in Neath
Currently, taxi drivers are required to park in permanent ranks in Neath and elsewhere, but the Neath town centre redevelopment has meant that when work begins, taxi drivers will lose their current ranks on Wind Street. RMT Taxi Driver members...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: taxi, neath
Taxi protest today over Bank junction closure
TfL’s gutlessness in failing to stand-up to multi-national venture capital-backed raiders such as Uber, has left our streets flooded with minicabs. With buses stuck in gridlock behind haphazardly driven Uber cars – and with the Tube dangerously overcrowded during peak...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, bank junction, taxis
RMT welcomes London taxi report
TAXI DRIVER’S UNION RMT welcomes the fact that a new report on London taxis from think tank Policy Exchange correctly identifies some of the problems facing the sector, but fails to acknowledge the importance of introducing a statutory definition of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi, ply for hire, plying for hire, tfl, transport for london, policy exchange
RMT gives guarded welcome to London Taxi strategy
Mick Cash, General secretary of London Taxi Union RMT said; "The union gives a guarded welcome to elements of this package that have already been widely trailed and we now expect that our London Taxi reps will be fully engaged...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi, london taxi, taxi strategy, plying for hire, uber
Taxi union RMT responds to London Mayors' announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT welcomes the announcement by London Mayor Sadiq Khan today which will increase on-street enforcement for taxis and private hire. The union has repeatedly warned that unregulated drivers put the safety of Londoners...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london, taxi, mayor, tfl, enforcement
RMT Taxi Drivers to protest at Luton Town Hall
RMT TAXI DRIVERS will be protesting outside Luton Town Hall at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June over unprecedented attacks on their trade The slashing of the grant from central government to local authorities has resulted in councils looking for new...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi drivers, luton
RMT calls for urgent meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan
London's main transport union RMT  today called for urgent talks with newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss a wide range of issues that the union says pose the biggest collective threat to transport services in the Capital since the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Mayor of London. Tube, Rail, Taxis
Newcastle taxi drivers fight over rip-off permit charges
RMT taxi drivers in Newcastle have launched a major fight with one of the UK’s biggest train operators, Virgin East Coast, over rip-off permit charges that the union says could force members out of their jobs. RMT drivers held an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Newcastle, Taxi, Virgin East Coast
RMT Leicester taxi protest to go ahead tomorrow
A “go slow” protest by Leicester drivers, fighting an aggressive and punitive penalty point scheme scapegoating their industry, will go ahead tomorrow evening rush hour – Friday 20th November – after the City Mayor refused point blank to listen to...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: leicester, taxi, go slow
RMT fights scapegoating of taxi drivers by Leicester Council
Taxi union RMT said today that it will be launching a campaign to fight the introduction by Leicester Council of a new system of penalty points targeted at taxi drivers. There are already pre-existing sanctions in place for taxi drivers...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi drivers, leicester council
RMT pushes back implementation of taxi access charges
Taxi union RMT’s campaign against the hike in access charges for drivers serving the public at Birmingham New Street station has scored a major victory with Network Rail pushing back the implementation to allow for further consultation. The proposed charges...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: birmingham new street, taxi, access charge
London Mayor admits illegal taxi trade is rife
RMT London taxi driver branch secretary Lewis Norton rang into the Mayor’s regular 'AskBoris' phone in on LBC.   When asked if the Mayor acknowledged previous comments he had made that traffic congestion in the capital can be attributed to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxis, boris johnson, london mayor, plying for trade, uber
RMT fights plans to jack up Birmingham taxi access charges
As part of the campaign RMT will be taking the message to passengers, politicians and Network Rail that Birmingham taxis provide an important public service – with both drivers and vehicles being fully vetted as fit and safe to carry...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, access charge, birmingham
RMT warns that Uber is smashing apart livelihoods
Taxi union RMT warned today that a marked decline of applicants for the Knowledge of London and rise of smartphone app Uber is down to one issue - ‎the licensed London taxi drivers right to ply for hire can now be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Taxis, Uber
RMT demands an end to mis-management of Driver Licenses
A licence to operate a taxi is issued by the driver’s local authority. As part of being licensed, taxi drivers are required to have their good character verified via an enhanced criminal records check.   In the capital, Transport for...
Region: National
Tagged with: taxi, tfl, dbs,
RMT taxi drivers hit back at insulting comments
In an interview with London's Evening Standard the Transport Commissioners' comments have exposed his gross ignorance of the trade. As a highly regulated service, the licensed taxi industry provides the public with a safe, secure travel option. Protecting the standards...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: taxi, tfl, sir peter hendy, uber
Taxi union RMT on Mellor cab row
General secretary Mick Cash said "Driving a taxi in London is hard enough without having some pumped-up, pompous former Tory minister telling you how to do your job. If you want an example of the political elite's sheer contempt for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Taxis, David Mellor
RMT slams Leicester City Council over black taxi trade
RMT has identified two key areas which have sparked unprecedented levels of anger amongst the City’s black taxi drivers: 1)    Touting - private hire mini-cabs are plying for hire illegally and picking up customers without being pre booked. RMT Leicester Taxi...
Region: Midlands
Tagged with: taxi, licensed, leicester city council
RMT on "Uber" App Ban in Germany
Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary, said “This is an important and significant development. The undermining of the Private Hire Laws by apps such as Uber is just another attempt to casualise and weaken the professional and safe licensed taxi...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, taxi, private hire laws
London Taxi Drivers Demonstration tomorrow 9th July
The RMT London Taxi Drivers believe this is not the time to let TfL off the hook and are committed to keeping the pressure on.   Failure to enforce legislation and selective consultation must stop. This Branch will be staging...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, lodnon taxi drivers
RMT backs London Taxi protest on Wednesday
RMT is backing the protest, under the banner “Cabbies  Against Boris”, which has been mobilised against the many improper and unlawful decisions imposed on the taxi trade by Transport for London and the Mayor. These include the improper London Taxi...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london taxi drivers, uber,