Addison Lee is the market leader in the business world and so does not need to compete with companies like Uber says GMB.
GMB, the union for private hire drivers, will hold a static protest tomorrow, Tuesday 26th April 2016, for Addison Lee drivers over increased costs and low fare rates set by the company.
GMB has raised a number of concerns with Addison Lee including increased commission from the company, fixed rate insurance and reduced fares, particularly at peak times.
GMB members will meet at 12pm on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at the address as follows:
Steve Garelick, branch secretary for professional drivers, said “We know times are tough, but Addison Lee drivers are the best trained in the industry and are part of a premium brand in London that is being damaged by excessively low fares.
Addison Lee is the market leader in the business world and so does not need to compete with companies like Uber.
Dragging down the brand by reducing rates will mean the loss of high quality drivers, whose replacements will likely be untrained with little experience, which will, in turn, lead to the loss of major accounts, a loss that will be felt by all.”
Contact: Steve Garelick on 07565 456 776, or GMB press office on 07970 863411 or 07739 182691