Mass strike held by Bedford minicab drivers » National Taxi Association

Mass strike held by Bedford minicab drivers » National Taxi Association

HUNDREDS of minicab drivers went on strike on Saturday night over the ‘harsh actions’ they claim the council has been taking against them. Around 300 drivers from the Bedford Private Hire Association parked at Borough Hall on Cauldwell Street, in Bedford, from 10pm until 4am resulting in disruption in the town centre. Members of the association believe drivers have been unfairly treated by the council and they are threatening further peaceful strikes if they are not listened to. Balal Shah, the former vice chairman of Bedford Private Hire Association, said: “We’re striking because of the harsh actions they are taking against drivers. The council is refusing to listen to us and if we are not listened to this is going to carry on.” The conditions demanded by the association include an independent panel to sit in on the council’s licensing sub committee, a review of new vehic...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=5925

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