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Addison Lee to fit screens to protect customers and drivers

Addison Lee is to install partition screens across its 4,000-strong private hire fleet from next week as part of measures to protect drivers and customers. Announced as London begins the return to work, it’s believed to mark a first amongst the private hire sector and comes as a new survey shows commuting is companies’ top…
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May 21, 2020 0

How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee look at role of protective screens Uber has hired the AA to install screens in cabs as part of a social distancing trial Commercial and private drivers of passenger vehicles have been among the groups worst affected by the disease due to the difficulties of social distancing in a confined…
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May 20, 2020 0

Hackney taxi drivers “frightened” as figures reveal occupations most likely to die from coronavirus

Taxi drivers are “frightened” to be at work according to a Hackney taxi controller after new figures reveal they are one of the occupations most likely to die of Covid-19. Mare Street Cars reported their taxi drivers are afraid of being at work as new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show…
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May 20, 2020 0

Strikes erupt as US essential workers demand protection amid pandemic

Wildcat strikes, walkouts and protests over working conditions have erupted across the US throughout the coronavirus pandemic as “essential” workers have demanded better pay and safer working conditions. Labor leaders are hoping the protests can lead to permanent change. Norma Kennedy, an employee at an American Apparel clothing plant is one of those people. Kennedy…
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May 19, 2020 0

Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee to install protective screens

Taxi firms Addison Lee and Uber have announced new safety measures as the government looks to ease coronavirus restrictions and people return to work. Addison Lee will fit perspex partition screens between drivers and passengers across its 4,000 vehicles next week. And Uber is paying the AA to install partitions in 400 cars in Newcastle,…
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May 13, 2020 0

Addison Lee and Uber to install partition screens in cabs

Addison Lee and Uber are to install partition screens in vehicles to protect staff and passengers from infection with coronavirus, after new data earlier this week revealed that male taxi drivers and chauffeurs are among those at highest risk of death from the disease. London’s largest private hire car operator, Addison Lee, claims to be…
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May 13, 2020 0