Minicab strike over Uber ‘could bring Bolton to a standstill’ » National Taxi Association

Minicab strike over Uber ‘could bring Bolton to a standstill’ » National Taxi Association

HUNDREDS of minicab drivers could bring Bolton to a standstill — after plans for a strike were voted through. A meeting of Bolton’s Private Hire Operators Association saw 21 different operators, which control about 1100 cars, unanimously agree to take action after Bolton Council granted controversial smartphone-based minicab firm Uber a licence to operate in the borough. It is yet to be decided when a strike could take place — but the group wants to do it before the May elections and is considering carrying it out on a bank holiday. A meeting has been set for next week — but the council has agreed to meet with operators for discussions. The news of potential strikes comes after The Bolton News revealed that Uber was granted a 12-month licence to operate in Bolton, which took effect on March 26. Local firms are angry because they feel Uber — which allows customers to hail c...

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