Monday, October 13, 2014

Trade representation split over meeting with TfL compliance.

The LTDA have announced on Twitter, that along with Unite the Union, they will boycott today's talks with TfL Compliance.

The reason given was that TfL are not listening to the trade and that demos appear to be more successful than consultation. Amazing it has taken the LTDA 4 long years to come to this conclusion. A conclusion that rank and file drivers came to long ago.

Compliance do not listen to the Taxi trade concerns. They never have.
 Personally I think the LTDA and unite did the right thing by refusing to go to the meeting with compliance today. Nothing has ever been achieved by previous meetings with compliance and it is clear that direct action is the only way forward with this department. TtT.

The LCDC however, decided to break away from colleagues in the United Trade Group and go it alone to the meeting.

Conflicting Statements 
There seems to be an array of conflicting statements being put out by the LTDA. Members of their executive council of management do not appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet.

Although LTDA tweet regularly that they oppose the cycle segregated highways, the LTDA's former vice general secretary Bob Oddy said nothing against, when he had the chance at this TfL Board Meeting, video below. 

Surely this is sending out confused signals. 

Think it's time the LTDA made a public statement about Mr Obby's position with both the LTDA and the Board of TfL.

How can this man retain both positions when there clearly seems to be conflict of interest between him and the membership of the LTDA?


Anonymous said...

Any more evidence needed that Davis and co are firmly in the pocket of TFL.

Polecat said...

Fighting like ferrets in a sack.

All these people are doing is coming to the same conclusions that this blog, the UCG (as was) and the RMT did at least 4 years ago, TfL have no interest in us at all.

Any comment on the actions of Mr Oddy from any of the ferrets?

Blue hand gang. said...

It seems that TfL have sold the LCDC all the old white wash and they fell for it hook line and sinker.

Bought themselves another 6 months of peace.

The mighty warrior tweeting they are going to do this, that and the other
They did this we did that.

Yet out in the streets it will be the same old shit.

Anonymous said...

How many times do you need to be told, Bob Oddy can not comment on anything that might or would affect the Taxi trade, that is a condition. Also this is the reason Bob Crow refused a seat on the board, as he could not speak on anything which would concern his

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:10
The segregated cycle lanes, are nothing to do with the Taxi trade as it comes under the remit of London Traffic and transport. The sole reason why Oddy is on the board as an advisor to the mayor.

If this were the case then why was Peter Anderson allowed to speak on the matter?
He is the Finance Director of Canary Wharf Group PLC.
It is under him, that this group has put in a bid to be the new sponsor of Boris bikes

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.38, the cycle lanes have everything to do with the Taxi trade as they will prevent us doing our job as effectively as we would normally.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.38, RE Peter Anderson, you seem to have answered your own question.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10.10.

Not strictly true, all Mr Oddy has to do is declare his interest.

He has spoken on Taxi matters ONCE to congratulate TfL on how it handled the TX4 Fire Issue!!!

Bob Crow decided not to participate as the board was full of stooges, not a man to chase MBE's etc. was Mr Crow!

Anonymous said...

Oddy SHOULD but does NOT say much-that is HIS choice
What he CANNOT DO is vote on any matter affecting our trade
It has been said many many times - he is well past his sell buy date but it appears no one in authority (within our trade)has the bottle to get him kicked out