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RMT to host All Trade Meeting

  In the interests of Trade Unity and dealing with issues we face and the continuing viability of the two-tier system in London, General Secretary Mick Cash has invited all groups to an all trade meeting on the 13th June. It is anticipated from current responses all will be attending. Thank you all for your […]

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Taxi Globe 735 Archive – May 2014

  THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM By the end of May, the Law commission should have delivered its final recommendations and draft Bill. We at the RMT London Taxi Branch will be very surprised if the recommendations will be in favour of plying for hire being defined in statute as originally proposed by the Law […]

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Taxi Globe 733 Archive – April 2014

TAXI RANKS – TOOLS OF OUR TRADE The number of taxi cabs currently licensed is approximately 22,500, with ranking space for just 2,177 compared to 1970 when there were 8,181 cabs with 2,797 spaces across the capital. Over the decades it is clear from the statistics that both taxi rank provision and review of location […]

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Taxi Globe 728 Archive – February 2014

  THE MEETINGS The RMT London Taxi Branch met twice with the Law Commission team. Once in May 2012 at The Union Jack Club SE1 (all London trade organisations were invited) and once at their head office late January 2013. Top of the agenda for both meetings was PP15 – Defining Plying for Hire. The […]

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Taxi Globe 727 Archive – January 2014

  The Hindley report as far back as 1939 stated: “An essential feature of a scheme of control for private hire vehicles would be to ensure that the vehicles do not infringe on the cab’s privilege of plying for hire” We believe our right to “ply for hire” is under threat. The current thinking of […]

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Taxi Globe 718 Archive – September 2013

  The esteemed right to ply for hire in London can only be achieved by completing the Knowledge of London, which was started in 1884 and continues to the present day. This fact was highlighted and reinforced in TfL`s Law Commission response (TPH 1080 p.4) which states “London’s taxi service is widely recognized as the […]

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Changes at Chartehouse Street

  BANNED RIGHT TURN INTO CHARTERHOUSE STREET (WEST) By now most drivers would have experienced the banned no right turn into Charterhouse Street (West) when approaching from the Kings Cross direction and the additional journey times and costs to our customers. Also, many drivers are stating the queue of traffic now extends from Farringdon Station […]

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Working For You – RMT has developed a number of benefits to save members money.

The following has been reproduced from RMT news a monthly magazine available to all members. WORKING FOR YOU RMT membership helps you at work and saves you money RMT has developed a number of benefits to save members money. This includes negotiating access to savings and special offers from approved partners.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING The union has a […]

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Trade Bulletin – January 2018

Taxi trade representatives met last week with Mike Brown, Transport Commissioner for Transport for London (TFL). The agenda was as follows; Taxi Exclusion – Bank Junction, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street Bus Lanes Update – Blackwall Tunnel northbound Compliance and TPH organisation Compliance Issues Reinstatement of the Advanced Driving Test on completion of The Knowledge […]

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