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How can taxi co-ops compete with Uber? - London

All over the country, taxi drivers are coming together to develop co-operatives. This trend comes in the wake of serious concerns about the business model of taxi platforms like Uber and the quality of working conditions for their drivers.

Taxi co-ops offer an alternative where the drivers themselves own, control and benefit from what the business does. How can we develop taxi co-ops capable of competing with Uber? What are the obstacles to success and how do we overcome them?

Join the New Economics Foundation and Co-operatives UK for a morning of discussion and collaborative work focused on the next steps for developing taxi co-ops.

Places are limited. Click here to book your free place

Provisional agenda

1. New Economics Foundation reports on recent findings about forming taxi co-ops

2. The wider context
- The national co-operative development strategy
- Scale of the taxi co-op sector in the UK
- What's happening with Uber in the UK?
- From Paris to Austen – alternatives to Uber

3. Options for organising

4. Next steps on development

Breakout sessions

- Tech. What's required, who should be involved, how should it be managed
- Governance. Structure and how to get started
- What role for organisers? What support is needed from trade unions, TfL and others

Take a look at this Independent piece on TaxiApp - a new driver owned taxi app in London


Places are limited. Book your free place here


 

Event details
Date and time
Friday, 24 November 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location
etc. venues
1 Drummond Gate
Pimlico
London
SW1V 2QQ
United Kingdom
More information
Contact James de le Vingne
0161 214 1750
Updated: 01/11/2017