We've all heard about the mass drive-in at the Shard on the 6th of May and many have pledged their full support.
But there appears to be some drivers who are saying it's not going to work, as there is also a tube strike on that day and most of the drivers will be too busy taking money to attend any demo.
Is this what it really boils down to, a busy days wages?
It's time for drivers to stopped thinking about today, and start thinking about if they actually want a tomorrow!
Tube workers, who would be entitled to double-time plus a day off later in the year for working on the May-Day bank Holliday, will be getting set to strike for five days in the coming weeks over the ongoing dispute over ticket office closures.
Surely now is the perfect time for the Taxi trade to take action.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will be walking out at 9pm on Monday April 28 for two days and from 9pm on Monday May 5 for three days.
Your trade is asking you to give up, possibly a couple of hours max. And, it's too busy really isn't the answer.
Either you want the Taxi trade in London to continue...or you just roll over and let them take it from you...because it's a bit busy on that day.
This statement from Twitter:
The LTDA has promised action over TfL's non-enforcement of regulations concerning the Uber App.
Surely now would be the perfect time to bring London to a standstill.
Great talking again from the LTDA, but will they put their money where their mouth is and support a united trade mass demo?
The RMT's action is in response to a continuing row over the planned closure of ticket offices which will result in the public being put at risk plus subsequent job losses.
The LTDA say their case centres around smart phone app technology and TfL's reluctance to enforce regulations and Taxi law, which if left unchecked, will seriously jeopardise the future of the London taxi trade.
We have seen nothing but belligerent hypocrisy from TfL over enforcement matters since our Olympic troubles. At that time, the trade was literally sold down the river by the representative bodies who were involved in the gagging order known as the engagement policy.
The promise of a Cabbies Cabinet board was hastily dropped after the Olympics, because TfL could see no viable opposition from the Cab trade and now feel they can do what ever they like to us.
We've recently seen on the MayorWatch blog, the contemptuous way they are now handle FOI requests (tell them nothing) and in some cases refusing to answer any question whatsoever.
This may not seem to be immediately relevant to the Taxi trade but if your read the article it clearly shows how TFL deliberately try to avoid releasing any information and manipulate what they do release.
The RMT's acting general secretary Mick Cash has said that an opportunity to resolve their dispute through eight weeks of talks hosted by Acas, has not only been missed, it has been sabotaged.
He went on to say:
‘As a result, RMT has no option but to put on further strike action in the expectation that the management will now halt these dangerous cuts plans and engage in meaningful and serious talks on the future of a tube network running at full tilt, with further demands in the pipeline, which needs more staff and not less to operate safely.’
Members of Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) have also voted to go on strike in a separate dispute over wages and pensions.
TfL need to be bought to book.
The 6th of May will be the start of a number of trade actions where you will be asked you step up to the plate and take to the streets en-masse.
Will you answer the call?