Wolverhampton taxi drivers to threaten council boss with strike » National Taxi Association

Wolverhampton taxi drivers to threaten council boss with strike » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers in Wolverhampton will confront the city council’s leader as they threaten to strike over a lack of ranks and plans to license older vehicles. They say there was ‘no progress’ in a meeting with licensing bosses on Thursday so will instead take their complaints to Councillor Roger Lawrence. And if they cannot come to an agreement the drivers will take a vote on striking at peak weekend times. Drivers claim there are already too many taxis in the city – and they fear allowing older vehicles will make the situation worse. Two groups representing taxi drivers will attend a meeting at the civic centre in the morning. And they insist that if they do not find a compromise they will strike. The groups say they are prepared to strike on Friday and Saturday nights. It comes after more than 100 drivers staged a go-slow last August. They are organising a meeting with Counc...

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