Clydebank & District Taxi Owners Association
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Parminder Sekhon, from the Wolverhampton Taxi Owners Association
, said the move "would kill them" as trade is already down 50 per cent compared to five years ago.
A RECENT decision by the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in Welch v The Taxi Owners Association
(Grangemouth) Ltd, has stated that a telephone operator was not made redundant in circumstances where there was a decrease in the total amount of work available for her, but an ongoing need for a part-time worker to fill some of her role.
Kevin Faulkner, Chairman of the Drogheda Taxi Owners Association
, said he has never seen things as bad: "There is no way we can look for fares to be increased to pay for the extra fuel costs because we are struggling to get the current fares as it is.
Glasgow Taxi Owners Association
, who operate hackney cabs, initially won the contract.
The members of the Taxi Owners Association
are expected to stop working from 6am today to 6am on Sunday, following a dispute with Wolverhampton City Council.
Bill Mackintosh, of Glasgow Taxi Owners Association
, said: "We're not privy to the checks or what these faults are.
Gurdeep Hyare, chairman of the Coventry Taxi Owners Association
(CTOA) said: "Everyone is shocked and surprised by this attack.
Contractor name : CLYDEBANK & DISTRICT TAXI OWNERS ASSOCIATION
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Eric Brown, of the British Institute of Innkeepers, and Nanette Bruce, of the Kilmarnock Taxi Owners Association
, said it was "final nail in the coffin" for the town.
The cabbies, who belong to the Taxi Owners Association
, claim the private hire drivers are coming into Wolverhampton from neighbouring areas, particularly during busy weekends, and "ranking up" to attract custom.
Andrew Overton, market development director of LTI, said it had held talks with the Birmingham and Solihull Taxi Association and Birmingham Taxi Owners Association