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RMT responds to Transport Focus Bus Report
Bus union RMT warned today that a toxic combination of private profiteering, localised cuts and the uncontrolled growth of services like Uber is killing off bus services. A passenger watchdog “Transport Focus” report today shows that the proportion of bus...
Region: National
Tagged with: transport focus, bus report, private bus companies, uber
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 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
RMT on Uber High Court Ruling
Taxi union RMT said today that while it  notes the decision of the High Court on whether the Uber app involves the use of a taxi meter, this was always a peripheral issue as the focus of RMT’s campaign has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
RMT calls on TfL for new measures on Uber
Transport for London has today outlined the measures which it could take to limit the operation of smartphone apps (such as Uber) in the immediate hire market. The Private Hire Regulations Review, which closed on 19 June, received over 4,000 responses. Having...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: uber, tfl, transport for london,
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 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 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
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
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,