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  • 26

    May

    2017

    Yorkshire Drivers Protest Wild West Conditions

    Yorkshire Drivers Protest Wild West Conditions

    Yorkshire Drivers Protest Wild West Conditions

    Drivers in Yorkshire are protesting against what they consider an oversaturation of private hire and minicabs operating in the region. 

    Demonstrators in Leeds and York say that an influx of out-of-town drivers has stretched the local market to capacity, with the influx of new competition forcing many drivers to work longer shifts for lower wages.

    The GMB union says that the number of licenses granted in the region has grown rapidly in recent months, and likened working conditions for drivers during peak times to the “wild west”.

    In a statement released by the union, national officer Max Rix said: “The vast majority of drivers in the trades of both taxi and minicabs are professional drivers, and operate strictly in accordance with their licensing requirements. However, because of the huge surge in licences being issued there is now over-capacity, where drivers are being encouraged by their operators to work hundreds of miles from where they are licensed.”

    "Many operators are refusing to recognise the safety risks they are placing on drivers due to excessive hours working. There is no national database for drivers, operators or enforcement officers. Unfortunately the Government does not recognise there is a problem, which in the main is of their making."

    The protests in Yorkshire come as part of a larger planned national demonstration, with drivers looking to create awareness of the tough conditions they often have to face. These demonstrations follow similar statements from drivers in other parts of the UK, such as the concerns expressed by those working in South Lanarkshire last month.

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