Transport Authority Sees High Early Compliance with Uniform Policy

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The Transport Authority says more than 90-percent of taxi operators, complied with its regulation that they must wear uniforms on the job as of today.

The Transport Authority started enforcing the regulation on April 9. Taxi operators, who had difficulty sourcing the uniform, were asked to wear a white shirt and a black pants.

Petra Kene Williams is Corporate Communications Manager at the Transport Authority.

She says some of the taxi operators have asked to add different colour shirts, to the uniform.

And Ms Williams says that request is being considered by the Transport Authority. She also says the authority prosecuted several transport operators for various breaches today.

In the meantime, Head of the All Island Route Taxi Association, Raymond Bynes says he’s pleased with the enforcement of the regulation.

Mr Bynes says the Transport Authority could go further to demand that taxi drivers also have a logo on their uniforms.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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