Minicab drivers threaten to strike in row over fares » National Taxi Association

Minicab drivers threaten to strike in row over fares » National Taxi Association

No relation to the minicab guy UP to 500 private hire taxi drivers in Bolton could go on strike next weekend. Self-employed drivers with Bolton’s biggest private hire firm, Metro, are understood to be considering action next Friday and Saturday night, starting at 3pm. The row is over customer fares, income and rising costs. Meanwhile rival operators, who say they have some sympathy for Metro drivers, are preparing for a potential surge in trade. One firm said it has printed 15,000 business cards for distribution. Tonge Moor Road-based Metro has 500 drivers and is now in talks with the recently-formed Bolton Private Hire Association. Metro now operates a minimum starting fare of £1.80 for each journey, while other firms typically have starting fares of about £2.30. Over the course of each day and week, Metro drivers believe they earn less than their counterparts in rival fi...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=5655

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