An Inverness taxi organisation has written to the public services watchdog in a last ditch attempt to resolve a catalogue of complaints against Highland Council.
Inverness Taxi Alliance
Inverness taxi drivers have threatened strike action after joining ranks with a national trade union - claiming it aims to use its “clout” to take on the “arrogance and contempt” of Highland Council.
An increase in taxi fares is on the cards this autumn for Highland travellers after councillors agreed to put a series of tariff hikes out for public consultation.
Taxi drivers in Inverness have been left fuming at Highland Council’s refusal to cap the number of vehicles operating in the city – claiming the trade was on the “brink of collapse”.
Highland Council officials and police have met with worried taxi operators and other objectors to the closure of the Castle Wynd taxi rank.
City cabbies are considering strike action amid claims “morale in the trade is at an all-time low” as they battle with Highland Council.
Inverness taxi drivers have warned of a "potentially catastrophic" impact to the trade caused by new charge rises which they say are "patently unfair" on the public.
A warning has been issued about "rogue" taxi drivers operating in parts of the Highlands.
Taxi drivers in Inverness have accused council officials of putting public safety at risk over plans to axe a popular city centre rank.
A North taxi trade body has called for a voluntary ban on a using private hire cars, a practice which they say is threatening the livelihood of city cabbies.