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.
TAA national president André Baruch said at times like this the industry needed a cleaning standard and certification to give passengers confidence when they had no other options for travel.
"Taxis and other personalised transport operators are essential services and many vulnerable people in our communities already rely on them for day-to-day access to shopping and medical appointments," he said.
"It's vital that we keep taxis and personalised transport options on the roads to give these groups access to essential services."
DRVR Training director Jacqui Shephard said there was a lot of uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the industry in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is crucial training for drivers which is why we are offering it for free to all drivers."
The course is designed to give them information on hygiene practices that will keep drivers and passengers safe, reassured and confident to use personalised transport now and into the future," she said.
The course gives drivers an understanding of the virus and why proper hygiene is important, practical instructions for sanitising vehicles and guidance for communication with passengers, dealing with sick passengers and those who need assistance.
Mr Baruch said as travel restrictions change over coming weeks many people would find travelling to the supermarket or regular medical appointments increasingly difficult.
"It is the elderly, immune compromised and people with disability who will find increased travel restrictions particularly difficult and it's important that we have, as an industry, a standard that ensures they are still able to get to appointments in the safest possible way," he said. View course details here.
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