GMB call for TFL to revoke Uber cab licence after driver is able to pick up paying customer despite having provided fake insurance papers to Uber.
Despite recent changes it is still possible to upload a fake insurance document without detection and transporting passengers without proper insurance puts them in jeopardy in the event of injury says GMB.
GMB, the union for professional drivers, has repeated the call for Transport for London to revoke UBER cab licence after a national newspaper demonstrated how a cab driver was able to pick up a paying customer despite having provided fake insurance papers to Uber. See notes to editors for copy of article in the Guardian on 12th June and GMB letter to TFL on 13th June.
Steve Garelick, GMB Branch Secretary professional drivers branch, says in the letter to TFL:
“I have been able to furnish yourselves with multiple instances where I was able to log on to the Uber platform and be allowed to drive with inappropriate documents such as restaurant menus and GMB application forms.
Despite recent changes to the document system it is still possible to upload a fake insurance document without detection. Transporting passengers without proper insurance cover places them in jeopardy in the event if injury due to road accidents.
It seems that despite my evidence to the contrary proving indefatigably that a driver could work without insurance this seems to have been dismissed as a misnomer.
Understandably I will now repeat my request to revoke this company’s licence.”