Addison Lee Boss John Griffin's Comments Concerning London Cyclists Are Disturbing Say RMT London Taxi Branch

The RMT London Taxi Branch notes the disturbing comments made by Mr John Griffin concerning London Cyclists, This once again demonstrates his complete contempt for other road users.

This statement and his continued instruction to his drivers to flout the law in respect of Bus Lanes calls into question Addison Lee's fitness to hold a Private Hire Operators Licence.

If TfL fail in their attempts to prevent these illegal actions, we will act and invite all trade organisations to join us in that action

In addition we hold the view that Addison Lee Drivers are not self employed but employees and we will gather a portfolio of evidence to pass on to HMRC to ensure that both the drivers and Addison Lee fulfil their obligations under the Law as regards Employers NI contributions, Minimum Wage Legislation and Sickness and Holiday Entitlements Etc.

We note the donation that Mr Griffin has made to the Conservative Party and the access he was given to government ministers, again the RMT will leave no stone unturned to throw light on these matters.

We also note the Mayor of London's silence on this and the Bus Lanes incursion.

RMT will not allow the World's No.1 Taxi Service to be part of a 'race to the bottom regarding driver & operator standards and any other matter that impacts on its members adversely.

Recent successes by us regarding Pedicabs and Westminster and Redbridge Councils and Stratford Rank issues demonstrates the commitment by the union at both local and national level to protect the working driver.