Thursday, June 23, 2016

Letter To Taxi Leaks : Statement From The Mayfair Mob Regarding LTDA Branch Meeting.

In recent times we have found ourselves in the position of being compromised by the behaviour of the LTDA senior management as they have in our opinion, attempted to hijack ideas and initiatives shared with them in good faith whilst also claiming credit for the work of driver led actions in the London Taxi Trade.

MM LTDA members who have tried to become more proactive members of the association have been continuously obstructed in their efforts to assist in making the LTDA more representative of its members. To date, two MM members have been expelled, causing us to be drawn in to the very trade politics that we prefer to avoid.

On this occasion however, we feel that the politics aimed towards the honest efforts of working taxi drivers, is unjustified. We have tried to step away from this friction and have until very recently, cooperated with the LTDA and welcomed the AdVan enthusiastically to our 'Hits', 'Starves' and Legitimate Protests in the spirit of a working fellowship.

The machinations of the LTDA at Tuesday's Branch Meeting have now made this relationship untenable. 

By circumventing their own rule book in an abuse of process rarely witnessed anywhere, they have apparently gerrymandered their own branch elections. In doing this they have demonstrated their intention to protect, not the London Taxi Trade but their own salaries and positions in the LTDA above all considerations. 

This lack of integrity is a betrayal of the members best interests and those of the trade in general.

We therefore feel that the MM as a group can no longer continue to interact with the board of the LTDA including the use/attendance of the Advan on actions taken by the MM. We do this with heavy hearts but feel our hands have been forced. We hope that this situation can be resolved in the near future.

Our present rank and file LTDA members are obviously still welcomed and valued by all in MM, as are members of all orgs, unions and others. We value our cross-org ethos.

We are after all, not a mob: We're a mentality! Regards to you all,

The Mayfair Mob.


Anonymous said...

doesn't the LTDA Rule Book also require that, their Officials, are holders of a CURRENT Taxi Driver's LICENCE ie they must be A CURRENTLY LICENCED (working) DRIVER?

Anonymous said...

So what's new? I clearly remember an article in the trade press 7 years ago exposing the fact the LTDA were consistently under representing the membership - it fell on deaf ears, the UTG was formed and they consequently negotiated the trades future down the toilet. The LTDA's management is corrupt and going to great lengths to protect their interests.
Have they been reported to the appropriate authority for investigation? And please don't reply there's a lot going on behind the scene.

Anonymous said...

What's new?
They have been at it for many years but at long last it looks like attempts are being made to burst the bubble.
Good luck in your efforts - you will need it!!

Bizzy BOllocks said...

When I watched the video wasn't it a Mayfair Mob driver who was part of the farce elected as the new central branch secretary ? Or did I hear that wrong ?

Anonymous said...

Well done Mayfair Mob. Its great to see some genuine people fighting for the trade. The LTDA are only interested in promoting their selves by doing the least work they can and kicking others trade. . Out of touch with no forward thinking. Asking for the use of TFL's bogs sums them up. They need new blood at the top and quickly b4 they do irreversible damage to the trade. the LCDC need to follow suit and distance their selves from them.

MM member said...

the newly elected central branch chair person has been expelled from the Mayfair Mob.

Bizzy Bollocks said...

Now that is the action i like to hear.....Well done MM Bravo sir

Rylan Rogers said...

Shoutout to MM Bravo, steppin up to take it on!

Geoffrey Whitehouse said...

I left the LTDA after becoming sick to death of its controversies. A reminder to all cabbies, we ALL have choices, there ARE alternatives.

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