PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS
As a member of the GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Professional Drivers branch you are part of a large union which holds stakeholder status with the Department of Transport, which means you are consulted on any changes proposed to your industry. Locally, representation can be arranged with experts in Taxi Law and other areas which affect GMB members.
LOOK WHAT GMB YORKSHIRE REGION PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS’ BRANCH CAN DO FOR YOU….
Branch members’ benefits include:
- Back up of one of the biggest Unions in the UK Support from Thompson’s Solicitors, criminal defence advice and assistance
- Replacement licensed vehicle for non-fault accidents
- Professional help with Taxi legislation
- Discounts on Taxi/Private Hire insurance.
Leeds private hire drivers are currently facing many issues which could potentially affect their ability to earn a decent living wage, such as the reduction of the age of cars which can be used from 8 years to 6 years, the age of first licensing to change from 4 years instead of 5, changing the age restriction of a car, forcing drivers to change the ‘slightly’ tinted windows at a cost of £500, entrapment followed by a lengthy appeals process, followed by suspension and prosecution.
Many private hire taxi drivers have already joined the GMB, one of the UKs largest and powerful trade unions. At a recent meeting of drivers in Leeds there was a unanimous decision taken to join the GMB and fight injustice. Join the GMB and become a member of the Private Hire Association branch and fight for fairness.