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.
As a whole, society appears to be a nicer place, more caring for everyone. There are less people out and about, and therefore there are less vehicles on the road. Those who are working in the city are often heard to remark at the professionalism of the taxi networks - the cars are immaculate and the drivers courteous and patient.
Our challenge now in April is to ensure that we survive, and even thrive, during this crisis. It is pleasing to see how the Booking Service Providers are evolving, and actively looking to find new avenues for work. We have to break the paradigm that all we transport is passengers. We have a network of professional drivers with vehicles, and they know our cities intimately - we can carry anything - anywhere - for anyone!
In my opinion, we also have to break the value paradigm - it is no longer sufficient for our industry to be seen as the "least worse" mode of transportation at the lowest cost to the consumer.
We provide a top level service for our clientele which is way beyond just taking them from A to B. We all deserve to be recognised for what we provide and to be paid accordingly. As well, we need to continue pushing to support our drivers and see how we can get the Government to give support also.
Transport Alliance Australia, along with Rod Barton MP and the entire Transport Matters Party team, is actively advocating that the Government's support for small business equally applies to those in our industry, particularly the bailee drivers.
We are aware that these are difficult and challenging times; but together we will get through this challenge. Please look after yourselves.
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