Whats the possiblity of  Black cab and private hire trades coming together united as one in Greater Manchester on issues that we share in common.  Sounds a joke, but lets look at what this could achive? licensing fees, vehicle age, CCTV, driver safety, driver education, rules and regulations, enforcement and failure to agree with councils {which could result in heavy court costs} the list is endless but we both share a common belief that both trades need to be enhanced and protected so why not share a joint voice on issues that we all have in common, it makes sense to be united together as one on issues that affects us both.

We seem to be losing out to public transport and at events where policies are being made especially at TfGM and AGMA. We need to do something to protect our jobs so why not have a joint association meeting when we have issues that need to be discussed. Unity is strengh So lets hear your veiws?

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Hi Folks, we are still here working behind the scenes, yesterday we attended a A2AA meeting ( Access to all areas) last week after replying to TfGM 20/40 consultation we attended a meeting in Manchester with 3 TfGM officers.

Yesterday we tweeted Trafford Council are failing GM by not having a knowledge test for both taxi and PH drivers, we got 2 tweets back from Trafford councillors they are reviewing the knowledge test in the new year to hopefully get it back! To late I stated the damage has been done, Why should one set of drivers not have to undertake it and the majority of Greater Manchester drivers have too?

We know it’s hard out there, with all the out of town drivers taking work from you, until the Deregulation Act is changed I’m afraid we are stuck with it.

It would help if you went on our twitter page or joined our closed Facebook Book, more on that shortly! If you have any issues or help don’t forget to let us us know by joining this site.

Derrick Brocklehurst the Manchester Association Secretary is on board all we need now is more GM associations and drivers to react with us, the sooner the associations join up, the sooner we get all 10 GM United together!


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