Posts Tagged ‘drivers’

London Tram Drivers In Croydon Strike Against Real Terms Pay Cut

Members of the Aslef union, the 150 workers rejected a 3 percent pay offer from operator First Group and voted almost unanimously to strike, on a turnout of 86 percent. With inflation at 11.7 percent RPI, the company’s offer amounts to a deep pay cut. Services were severely disrupted, affecting the Wimbledon tennis tournament, with […]

PHOTO – Bus Drivers Honor Uvalde with Vehicle Formation: ‘Bless Them for Doing This’

Bus drivers working for Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, Texas, honored Uvalde CISD on Saturday in a special way.

Texas DPS Border Inspections Take 1K Dangerous Commercial Trucks, 84 Drivers Off U.S. Roadways

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducting safety inspections of commercial vehicles at ports of entry stopped nearly 1,000 trucks with “serious safety violations” from driving into the state. The increased inspections are being carried out under an order from Governor Greg Abbott as part of a response to the growing border crisis.

Tunisia: Fuel drivers announce a 3-day strike

Tunisia’s fuel transport drivers began a three-day strike today over unfulfilled social demands, Anadolu reported. Secretary General of the General Union of Hydrocarbons Transport Workers of the Tunisian General Labour Union said in a statement that the drivers decided to go on a strike after the failure of three negotiation sessions with the Ministries of […]

EU Lays out Plan Giving Rights to Uber, Deliveroo Drivers

BRUSSELS—The European Commission announced draft rules on Thursday to give many workers such as couriers for online platform companies including Uber and Deliveroo employee benefits, a move which labour unions say is overdue but some companies argue will lead to job losses. The proposal, a global first that needs to be thrashed out with EU […]

How NYC Taxi Drivers Took On Predatory Lenders And Won

Above Photo: A Person Attends A Protest By New York Taxi Drivers About Debt Relief In New York On Oct. 20, 2021. Carlo Allegri / Reuters File. After a two-week hunger strike and two months of sit-ins, dozens of taxi drivers in New York City hosted a long-awaited celebration outside City Hall on November 10. […]

School Bus Drivers In Nationwide Strikes Over Poor Pay And Covid Risk

Above Photo: A Savannah Chatham County Public Schools bus climbs the ramp onto Veterans Parkway as drivers who called out sick on 3 September, hold a protest outside the operations center. Richard Burkhart/AP. Drivers are left ‘begging for better pay’ even as the school bus driver shortage is worsening in the new school year. Yellow […]

Shell Is Tricking Drivers With Its Carbon Neutral Campaign

Above Photo: The advertisements being challenged are part of Shell Canada’s Drive Carbon Neutral program, which launched in November 2020. Szabolcs Toth / Unsplash. If you find yourself filling up at a Shell station across Canada, you’ll likely be greeted by an ad, one that ensures you can drive “carbon neutral” if you participate in […]

Taxi Drivers Plan Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

Above Photo: Taxis parked in protest at New York City Hall. (RBLFMR / Shutterstock) A Group Of Protesters Hope The Action Will Force A New Plan From City Hall To Help Them Pay Off What They Owe On Medallion Loans. After 30 days of protesting outside City Hall, a group of New York City taxi medallion […]

UK To Bring in Thousands Of Foreign Truck Drivers – Tory MP Suggests Using Afghans

The British government is planning to issue 5,000 temporary visas to foreign drivers in order to ease a shortage of truck drivers that is causing widespread disruption. Boris Johnson agreed to go ahead and one Tory MP even suggested using Afghans, despite the fact that covid lockdowns have left many British citizens out of work. […]

Georgia School Bus Drivers Protest Inadequate COVID-19 Protection And Low Pay

Above Photo: School buses at Dewar Elementary School, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia (Wikimedia Commons) On September 3, 54 school bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System SCCSS) in Georgia began a rolling sickout and staged a protest at the school district offices over pay structure and lack of adequate protections from COVID-19. The […]

Lyft, Uber to Pay Legal Fees for Drivers Sued for Transporting Passengers to Murder Babies Under New TX Abortion Law

(FOX Business) — A number of big-name tech companies are expressing their opposition toward Texas’ new abortion law with new policies and offers. Several companies have taken steps to either limit abortion whistleblowers or support women who want to receive abortions in light of the new law banning women from getting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected around the […]

Australian Truck Drivers Plan to ‘Block Every Highway’ in COVID-19 Protest

Australian truck drivers plan to block the highways in protest of COVID-19 vaccines and how the governments have handled their COVID-19 responses. According to social media posts, the protests are planned for Aug. 31 across the country, separate to the upcoming Transport Worker Union (TWU) backed protest over a pay dispute. “Block every hwy [highway] […]

‘Out of gas:’ Multiple U.S. states declare emergency, drivers in the U.S. Southeast are scrambling for fuel

Gas (fuel) outages are spreading across the U.S. Southeast as motorists rush to fill up their cars days after the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline temporarily shut down following a cyberattack. Gas stations in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee were seeing some panic buying, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. Virginia and […]

Drivers Forced To Drive Around Extinction Rebellion Protesters

Above photo: Extinction Rebellion Swansea. The 30 minute protest, took place across three locations in Swansea on Saturday. Swansea, Wales – Extinction Rebellion protesters across Swansea stopped traffic across the city after staging a sit down protest on busy roads. The 30 minute protest, took place on Swansea’s High Street, Gower Road in Upper Killay […]

Dystopia Prime: Amazon Subjects Its Drivers to Biometric Surveillance

Some high-tech surveillance is so dangerous to privacy that companies must never deploy it against a person without their voluntary opt-in consent. It comes as little surprise that Amazon, the company that brought you Ring doorbell cameras and Rekognition face surveillance, has a tenuous understanding of both privacy and consent. Earlier this week, Motherboard revealed the company’s cruel “take it or leave” demand to its 75,000 delivery drivers: submit to biometric surveillance or lose your job. Amazon’s “Privacy Policy for Vehicle Camera Technology” states it may collect “face […]

Drivers To Be Given Real-Time “Risk Scores” Using Embedded Telematic Surveillance Sensors

credit: I Scoop Gone are the days when insurance companies used race, sex and a person’s age to determine their auto insurance premiums. A new whitepaper by Cognizant, titled “The New Auto Insurance Ecosystem: Telematics, Mobility and the Connected Car” reveals the real reasons why auto manufacturers are installing machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, or telematics in new cars.  “Nowhere is […]

Joe Biden Expected to Roll Back Deportations for Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers, Assailants

President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to roll back deportations starting this week for illegal aliens who have been convicted of drunk driving, simple assault, and a number of drug crimes. Internal communications reviewed by the Washington Post, and nearly confirmed by White House press secretary Jen Psaki, details how the Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Amazon Caught Red Handed Stealing From Delivery Drivers-Ordered to Reimburse Them By FTC

012February 2, 2021 AP Photo/Elaine Thompson (Associated Press) Amazon is paying nearly $62 million to settle charges that it took tips from its delivery drivers. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that for more than two years, Amazon didn’t pass on tips to drivers, even though it promised shoppers and drivers it would do so. […]

Spain ‘to make it illegal’ for drivers not to slow down when overtaking cyclists

Spain is reportedly planning to introduce a new law that will make it illegal for drivers not to slow down when overtaking cyclists. Current safety laws in the country already require motorists to leave a gap of 1.5 metres when trying to pass bikers on the road, even if this means crossing the unbroken white […]

Israeli race drivers traveled to Saudi Arabia to compete in Dakar Rally

Israeli drivers traveled to Saudi Arabia to take part in this week’s Dakar Rally, despite a ban on Israeli travelers to the kingdom. Two of the drivers, Danny Pearl and Charly Gotlib, were listed as representing Belgium and didn’t wear any identifying Israeli symbols. However, some members of their team entered the country on their […]

Stranded truck drivers scuffle with police at UK’s Dover Port

Scuffles broke out at the UK’s Dover Port on Wednesday when police attempted to make space for health workers to arrive as efforts to clear a backlog of stranded drivers continued. A police escort led in a group of cars carrying National Health Service test and trace workers and people were instructed to return to […]

‘Smart’ Cars Anyone? Tesla app outage LOCKS drivers Out of Cars

    A worldwide outage has hit Tesla’s app and website, leaving many drivers locked out of their own vehicles. Helpless customers vented their anger online while the system was down for several hours. Well you get what you deserve retards. Nobody should exchange a real physical lock for a virtual app. What’s next? Your […]

School Bus Drivers: ‘No Reopening Without Safety First!’

School Bus Drivers: ‘No Reopening Without Safety First!’ Above photo: Left to right, USW Local 8751 Chief Steward Frantz Cadet, Trustee Fred Floreal, and President Andre François at May 14 action in conjunction with Haitian Flag Day. The union protested recent unjust firings of their members and demanded enforcement of Local 8751’s COVID-19 Emergency Standard Operating […]

Colorado Set To Become First In U.S. To Use “Smart Pavement” To Monitor Drivers In Real-Time

May 31, 2018 By Kevin Samson Most people who are at least aware of The Internet of Things are inclined to believe that it is purely about connecting smart gadgets and appliances to a localized home network. However, The Internet of Things itself is just one component of a much larger […]

Aspiring female Saudi learner drivers priced out of the market with costs 1000 times higher than for males

     Saudi women are up in arms over the cost of driving lessons – a financial hurdle that many believe could stop females from taking to the roads for the first time ever when historic legislation passes. Women were banned from the roads in Saudi Arabia up until September last year, when a royal decree […]

Hundreds Of Bus Drivers Stage Massive Sick-Out

Hundreds Of Bus Drivers Stage Massive Sick-Out Above photo: Fired school bus driver Melanie Douglas spoke at a demonstration. (Credit: Anna Simonton/Scalawag) Georgia – Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up […]

13 Truck Drivers Take Unified Action To Help Prevent Suicide

Next Story Just after midnight on April 24th, police in the Oak Park area of Michigan became aware of an unidentified man teetering on the edge of a bridge that spanned the I-696 Freeway. Among the precautionary measures taken by the police is one that may surprise you: a distress call put out to drivers of […]

Uber backlash: Brussels taxi drivers bring EU capital to its knees (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The private sector is encroaching on what the city’s taxi drivers argue is a public utility. The CSC Trade Union, representing approximately 1,000 drivers, said Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet was “not listening” to workers’ demands, adding that it “will take tough action,”The Bulletin reports. The protests began at 5am local time and consist of […]

Data from connected cars will be exploited, monetized by car companies; most drivers have absolutely no idea it has already begun

(Natural News) Lots of cars now come standard with built-in cellular networking technology. Whether a car is autonomous or not is completely irrelevant. Car companies have been selling so-called smart cars for many years now. But just like regular cellphones, which also connect to cellular networks, these cars tend to store personally […]

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