Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Issues Impacting the Taxi Industry: Discussion
Mr. David McGuinness:
The NTA could have asked us to do a survey of our members to find out the positives of being a taxi driver. One of them is that you decide your own hours. That is a positive in any job. You hear people talking about how it is a new thing with working from home but we have been doing it for years. We have been deciding our hours for years. Even with the recruitment campaign the NTA is doing at the moment, nobody has been contacted within the industry to give a positive reason people should come into the industry - nobody. That shows the lack of contact again.