Rotherham taxi drivers on strike over CCTV rule
Taxi drivers in Rotherham have begun an “indefinite” strike over new rules requiring them to install CCTV cameras.
The new licensing policy has been imposed by the council following the Jay report into child sexual exploitation in the town.
The report said taxis had been used by abusers to traffick victims.
Taxi drivers are concerned about the cost of installing and maintaining the cameras. The council said the policy was about restoring confidence.
The town has about 50 hackney carriage taxis and 800 private hire vehicles.
Taxi drivers hold Rotherham go-slow protest
Posted On: 01 July 2015
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