Charlie Peel, The Courier-Mail
April 20, 2017 1:48pm
THE operations manager of a taxi business claims workers are doing shifts driving a cab and then getting in an Uber vehicle afterwards.
The claim was made by Professional Taxis Gold Coast operations manager Zara Trengrove at the first session of a parliamentary committee inquiry in Brisbane.
Ms Trengrove told the committee she was aware of taxi drivers getting in an Uber vehicle after a long shift driving in a taxi.
Fatigue management, safe work practices and identification of drivers were other issues raised by Ms Trengrove and the Taxi Council Queensland (QTC).
The peak body representing Queensland taxi drivers is calling for an independent commission to be established to regulate the personalised transport industry.
Taxi Council Queensland CEO Benjamin Walsh told the inquiry into the State Government’s Transport and Other Legislation (Personalised Transport Reform) Amendment Bill that the commission could report to the relevant minister.
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