GMB and Unite have pledged their support for the lobby group Unchain the Brighton Motorist. The group is organising opposition to Brighton and Hove City Council’s 20 miles per hour speed zones and high parking charges.
The national executive leadership of both unions has endorsed the move.Well, there’s a surprise! Actually doing something useful.
Mind you, it wasn’t the only surprise:
Mike Hildreth, GMB union secretary for taxi drivers, said the union is responding on behalf of its 15,000 members in Sussex and the 7,000 members in Brighton and Hove.
He said the move also has the backing of the Sudanese Taxi Forum, Independent Taxi Drivers and members of the Arab Taxi Association.The…the what?!?