RMT - National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers

04/09/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/09/2019 17:07

RMT taxi drivers to protest in Birmingham tomorrow

RMT taxi drivers will be protesting tomorrow outside the Birmingham Council House, Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, 9.15 - 10am on Wednesday 10th April 2010

Last month Birmingham City Council Licensing bosses withdrew a report to the council's licensing committee on the clean air zone and taxi emissions policy to allow for meaningful negotiations with the RMT and other taxi trade representatives on the detail of those proposals.

A month later the proposals have not changed and there have been no meaningful negotiations with RMT.

The protest will be arguing for meaningful negotiations, alterations to the proposals and a fair deal for taxi drivers as the council seeks to address the issues of pollution in the city.

The licensing committee itself is due to meet at 10am.

RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:

'RMT Taxi drivers will be protesting outside the council offices and calling for meaningful negotiations and alterations to the proposals that seek to address the issue of pollution in the city.

'We want to see a fair deal for Taxi drivers whose livelihood would be affected by the proposals.'

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