taxi protest Whitehall
Drivers being able to speak English and understand information from passengers and licensing requirements is a vital part of ensuring passengers get the high standard of service they need and deserve. — Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
It beggars belief, Uber went to Court in London to challenge that their drivers had to be competent in English.
“TfL are entitled to require private hire drivers to demonstrate English language compliance,” said Judge John Mitting as he rejected Uber’s claim.
It demonstrates once again that Uber is a rogue company, with very low standards.
Well done Sadiq Khan Mayor of London and TfL for establishing that Uber drivers have to have this minimum standard, of being able to communicate in English.
Now please take the next step, if Uber are operating a taxi service, then regulate as a taxi service.
Uber are engaging in unfair competition with their unregulated drivers. That is why their fares are cheaper than a regulated London taxi, the traditional black cab, not because they have some technological advantage through booking a taxi through an app.
If I were to hail a taxi in London, I would expect at the very least, a local driver who knew London and who could communicate in English.
Uber claim it is discrimination against foreigners.
Who are these foreigners, who are working as serfs for Uber?
How did they get into the country if they cannot communicate in English?
Are they illegal immigrants?
Immigration should be checking on the status of all Uber drivers.
It also begs the question, if they cannot communicate in English, how did they obtain a driving licence? Do they have a driving licence? Did they use a common scam, someone else took took the driving test on their behalf.
The Police should check on all Uber drivers.
Earlier in the week, boss of Uber was caught on camera abusing one of his drivers.
Earlier this month, Uber were caught refusing to pick up a blind man and his guide dog.
The month before, we learnt of a culture of bullying and sexual harassment of Uber employees.
The latest scandal to hit Uber, they are using hidden software to hide from regulators.
Uber is exploitation, serfs working for an app.
All of which are grounds to delete Uber, divest from Uber.
When will the Uber bubble burst?