Uber licence to operate in London not renewed

TAXI UNION RMT today welcomed Transport for London's ruling that Taxi app firm Uber will not be issued with a private hire operator licence renewal.

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 the skilled and experienced London taxi drivers who are being unfairly undercut by Uber.

This is a success for our campaigning and all those who work in the trade and must be a stepping stone to end the deregulation in the industry which has created such chaotic, unsafe and exploitative conditions.   
 
The next steps should include the introduction of a statutory definition of plying for hire and also for MPs to get behind the Private Members Bill put forward by Daniel Zeichner MP to reform the taxi and private hire industry.”

> RMT National News

Monday, 16th December
Analysis by RMT reveals that the German state-owned operator of London Overground paid out more than £4 million to shareholders last year while axing ticket offices.
Friday, 13th December
As SWR strike action recommences with continuing rock solid support RMT begins sixth ballot of members under Tory anti-union laws.
Monday, 9th December
As South Western Railway guards' safety strike enters second week RMT sets out six point road map to a settlement
Friday, 6th December
‎General Secretary Mick Cash said; "However they dress it up this is the same old privatised nonsense with a fresh lick of paint and a new livery.
Friday, 6th December
RMT endorses TUC report exposing how funding for local bus services has been halved in some regions.