We join others in welcoming the good news that production of the TX4 London taxi is to resume in Coventry and that it is hoped that it’s for the long term and safeguards a small part of what was once Britain’s great manufacturing base.
It is to be regretted that the ‘patriotic’ spivs and speculators that dominate the British economy and government could not bring themselves to invest and again British workers have to rely on foreign investment. We now call on Geely to take the following steps to restore the taxi trades faith in the company:
- In addition to reinstating the existing owners warranty, compensate them for any work carried out previously that would in normal circumstances be covered and consider an ‘Ex Gratia’ payment and extending the warranty for another 12 months
- Give long term assurances that Taxi manufacturing is to remain in Britain and that sufficient research and development funding is provided for better, cleaner, more reliable products at accessible prices.
- Settle once and for all the TX4 Fires issue and compensate those concerned in ample measure.
- These meaningful gestures would we believe help to restore the shattered reputation of the company and be a wise investment for the long term.
RMT salutes the solidarity and commitment shown by the workers in Coventry and all those who gave support including the TU action that compliments the joint campaign RMT/UNITE/GMB against the Law Commission Proposals that threaten us all.
‘No Submission to the Law Commission’
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