Thursday, March 03, 2016

Unbelievably, These Angels Carry On Fighting For Cab Drivers Who Won't Fight For Themselves

The LTDA have decided to break ranks from the rest of the trades representative orgs to launch unilateral action.
Without talking to or asking help from others, the LTDA have decided to go it alone and lobby MPs on Tuesday 8th March. Emails were sent out yesterday to all their members.

Just when we thought the orgs and unions were all singing from the same sheet, the newly built house of cards seems to have collapsed. 

A fragmented trade like this, has no hope.

GLA report was a waste of time.
RMT early day motion fell flat.
Mass demos failed to achieve media coverage.

And now our orgs are asking drivers to give up two mornings work next week.

Are they really expecting this, from the same drivers who wouldn't pledge just £23 each to #ActiondforCabbies

We had a homeless street person in tears at the thought of losing the taxi trade he loves, putting his last 50p in the hat to help support the fight to save the taxi trade.

Our multinational vehicle maker, insurance companies and many other third party businesses who make their living off the backs of Taxi drivers, refuse to pledge a penny. 

But can you blame them when over 85% of the drivers haven't pledged.

#ActionForCabbies Update: 
10 days left and still £352,000 short.

To be honest if 85% drivers couldn't be bothered to pledge just £23 each to save their livelihood, then perhaps the trade ain't worth saving.

The old excuse that not all drivers are online doesn't wash anymore. 

The girls from #SaveTaxi Facebook group have been out every day distributing thousands of leaflets in all weathers, on stations, at cab shelters, the, it's been all over the trade media..... no excuses!