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HALTS Contract Ends

The contract between Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) and Heathrow Airport Licensed Taxis Society (HALTS) to run the taxi information desks ended on June 30th this year. This means that the London taxi trade has no presence inside any of the terminals at Heathrow for the first time in over 10 years. This is a bitter/sweet […]

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BAA continues to support halts

The unease that continues to blight the taxi trade at Heathrow has worsened over recent week, and it looks as though 2013 will be a watershed year for its taxi drivers. The rights of taxi drivers are being eroded bit by bit and recent action by some has brought matters to a head. Eddie Symes, […]

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Heathrow Byelaws

We still don’t seem to have been able to get to grips with the number of drivers who don’t go through the Taxi Feeder Park at Heathrow Airport. It is a legal requirement that ALL taxi drivers pass through the TFP before proceeding to the terminals’ ranks. The taxi ranks at Heathrow are like any […]

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RMT Meets Woodford green police

Contact has been made by RMT suburban Committee Member, Stephen Barker with a Police Sergeant at Woodford Green police station regarding issues at nightspots in nearby South Woodford. Issues raised were the constant touting by Redbridge Cars outside ‘Funky Mojoes’ in the High Road E18 and the Lounge Lizard bar in George Lane. These sites […]

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Richmond Meeting

Wednesday afternoon a meeting was called by the Richmond Suburban drivers coalition to try to address some of the issues that are now having a major effect on their livelihoods. It was a well attended meeting many drivers turned up from all Suburban sectors right across London.The meeting was also attended by members of the […]

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New Taxi Rank at Twickenham Station

RMT London taxi branch committee rep Mike Sarwood has secured in principle and subject to agreement, a new taxi rank with 6 spaces outside Twickenham station. 2 taxi rank spaces will be provided at the rugby stadium Teddington station will receive 4 taxi rank spaces Overall, up to 25 new taxi rank spaces have been […]

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Westfield Stratford

RMT committee rep Harry Campbell, obtained a meeting at Westfield Stratford with the management there after writing to them to express concerns over the lack of signage for customers wishing to use taxis and a possible increase in taxi rank spaces. We are pleased to report better internal signage and improved road markings will now […]

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RMT gain rank spaces in Redbridge borough

A meeting was held on Friday 20/04/2012 between RMT representatives and Redbridge Highways Manager, Mike Woodward and Parking Enforcement Manager, Michael Jackson. RMT representatives Alan King and Stephen Barker went to Redbridge Council to discuss ways of improving existing taxi ranks and creating new ranks within the borough. It was agreed in principle that the […]

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Joint Lobby of Parliament

Yesterday afternoon, Taxi drivers from all over the UK came together to lobby their MPs at Parliament.  Every seat in the committee room was taken, resulting in standing room only. In a bid to safeguard their jobs, drivers called upon MPs to tell the Government to scrap the devastating review from the Law Commission and adopt […]

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RMT United Trade Meeting

The London Taxi Branch of RMT has called for unity especially in relation to the severe challenges that wait ahead. All London trade groups were invited to attend a meeting which took place at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury on March 19th. Amongst those who attended were the United Cabbies Group (UCG), Heathrow Airport Licensed […]

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