Cash-strapped drivers need support to implement new laws

21 Jul 2020
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GMB, the union for taxi and private hire drivers, says drivers on local authorities - on their knees in the wake of the pandemic - need support to implement new legislation.

Steve Garelick, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

"GMB supports any measure that will increase the safety of private hire drivers and the general public.

"But this legislation feels rushed, ill-timed and leaving it to local authorities to decide whether to use CCTV smacks of passing the buck.

"Ministers should provide clear, nationwide rules - along with funding necessary to implement the safety measures.

"Drivers, business owners and councils are on their knees in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and need support to make implement these changes."

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