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Not only were TFL sitting before the GLA Transport committee on Tuesday morning but it was also the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire sitting in Westminster Hall yesterday afternoon.
Ian Duncan Smith spoke about they way in which Private Hire are plying for hire and taking Taxis traditional street work by using an app and he stated that we cannot have it both ways and that the Government need to look at defining Plying for Hire.
Wes Streeting MP “The explosion in the number of PH licences in London does not benefit anyone, licensing authorities need the ability to cap numbers’
A claim that drivers at taxi giant Addison Lee are workers, not self-employed, has been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in a “huge win” for workers’ rights.
The GMB said courts had agreed “once again” that the firm’s drivers are legally entitled to rights such as the national minimum wage and holiday pay.
The union welcomed an EAT decision upholding a finding by an Employment Tribunal last year on behalf of Addison Lee drivers.
The decision will affect thousands of Addison Lee drivers and follows similar “ground-breaking” rulings involving taxi hailing firm Uber and delivery company Hermes, said the GMB.
This is another huge win for GMB over bogus self-employment. Once again, the courts have agreed Addison Lee drivers are legally entitled to workers’ rights such as the national minimum wage and holiday pay rights. Other employers should take note – GMB will not stop pursuing these exploitative companies on behalf of our members.
– SUE HARRIS, GMB
TFL are proposing to ban all cars from Tooley Street including London Taxis and make the road buses and cycles only.
Grant Davis from the LCDC published a periscope video yesterday strongly opposing this stating that TFL are restricting our working practices, to listen to what Grant had to say please listen to our Weekly Cab Chat Radio Show.
Taxi App have promised every driver £13.60 per month subs if they manage to attract 500 new drivers by the end of November.
A driver on Twitter replied by saying you need someone out there selling it to the public, you won’t keep drivers without any work.
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Blackberry Smoke at Shepherds Bush Empire finishes 22:30
Tom Misch at the Brixton Academy finishes 22:30
The next Cab Chat Pie & Mash Club meet is on Monday 17th December at Pie & Mash Welling in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling at 1pm, all are welcome to come along and meet the team and enjoy some traditional London Fayre.
Tel: 07784 161656
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