LTDA members protesting on London Bridge and Tooley Street today, were calling for the resignation of Steve McNamara en masse.
The members are saying that McNamara is no longer representing the best interests of the membership.
20 or so driver/members who have recently tried to effect change have been expelled.
THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE....NEXT ON TfL's LIST...OXFORD STREET, TOTENHAM COURT ROAD, BAKER STREET, JUDD STREET, NILE STREET, EBENEZER STREET, VESTRY STREET AND PROVOST STREET.
This is a power struggle with TfL and local councils trying to shut us out.
With such an important issue affecting the trade, the main questions on the bridge today were:
Why are the LTDA sitting back and letting these road exclusions happen.
Why have the COM not supported the call for direct action?
Day three at London Bridge has been another huge success, it’s just sad that our largest org with an alleged 10,000 members doesn’t want to know and couldn't be bothered to get involved.
Sad to see cabs actually driving past their demoing colleagues who are fighting for their right to use all the roads that buses can use.
One protestor told London Taxi Radio: I’m in the biggest org with a massive membership paying £16 odd a month, looking round here today, WHERE ARE THEY?”.
Another protestor said it speaks volumes about the LTDA when they won’t get behind the judicial review against the Uber verdict. They won’t support the UTAG action and they won’t support Charlie Crocker!
Watch this broadcast from the Bridge from London Taxi Radio:
A lot of sense spoken today and plenty of support from far and wide.