Uber Class Action
Maurice Blackburn has filed a class action against Uber on behalf of participants in the taxi, hire car, limousine and charter vehicle industry. This class action was introduced in response to losses suffered by drivers, licence owners, and operators, when Uber entered the Australian market.
It doesn't cost you anything to join this Class Action. Find out if you are eligible to join and register today.
Like other industries, income has dropped significantly for drivers and operators. While some of the major taxi stakeholders have reduced or deferred fees, many drivers and operators are paying while not earning an income. TAA is putting pressure on networks to support drivers during this time and keep vehicles on the roads.
If you are unable to register with Centrelink to see if you are eligible for jobseeker, newstart or family support payments - register your intention to claim at my.gov.au.
Drivers may qualify for small business assistance - speak with your account and for more information on what assistance is available to you please go to Services Australia website at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19.
While the commercial passenger vehicle and personalised transport industry is considered an essential service, with many of the population self isolating, there is very little booked work. When there is work, drivers need to ensure they are keeping informed with the latest news, actions and responsibilities required to keep them and their passengers safe.
You can set the standard for cleanliness in your taxi or personalised transport service with our new, free online course on hygiene best practice during COVID-19. The course takes an hour to complete online and will answer all your questions about COVID-19. More information at https://www.taa-national.com.au/training-covid-19-hygiene-awareness-for-drivers/
Former CPVAA president Rod Barton, now state member for Eastern Metro Melbourne, has released a checklist action plan for drivers and operators during this time. Download a copy at https://rodbarton.com.au/action-plan-for-cpv/
TAA reports on various topics regarding the Australian and International commercial passenger transport sector.