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Taxi drivers

by Muriel Hirsch
Issue No. 1735

Around 250 taxi drivers at Gatwick airport have been sacked, but they are fighting back. They lost their jobs when they refused to work for Excellent Connection and Checker Cars, two super-firms that have been handed the franchise at the north and south terminals at Gatwick airport by BAA.

New terms of employment would mean a big cut in earnings. More than 200 drivers caused traffic chaos last week when they drove in convoy from Gatwick to BAA headquarters at London Victoria to hand in a protest petition.

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Sat 17 Feb 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1735
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