Friday, January 04, 2019

Minicab Drivers Union To Call Series Of Rolling Demo's

Late last night, the United Private Hire Drivers Union, announced that it would be taking to the streets to protest against the Mayors plan to charge Private Hire drivers the congestion charge. 

Although the UPHD have said that Addison Lee and Uber have no intention of passing on the charge to the passenger, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has already stated they are happy to pay and will spread the cost over passenger fares.

Uber are currently engaged in an appeal to the Supreme Court over their workers rights tribunal verdict.  

London’s largest PH union said they will be mounting a series of demonstrating. 

The plan is to target certain areas in a series of rolling drive-bys. 

This is the Statement released on social media last night, by James Farrar, Chair of the United Private Hire Drivers branch of the IWGB

BREAKING: UPHD announces first in a series of PHV rolling demos. 

We're  fighting a congestion charge unfairly levied on PH drivers and to end discrimination at TfLTPH. 

 10am Jan 14th outside Palestra, Blackfriars Rd. 

It seems the UPHD's Union has learned from the failures of our own largest representatives, theLTDA and their policy of wait and see, with demonstrations being the last straw....a policy which has resulted in the loss of the Bank Junction to the Taxi Trade..

Later, towards to end of January, the Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA) will be calling a series of Daily Demos in the campaign "Where Buses Go, Taxis Go. Could be very interesting in the demos overlap with the mincab rolling protests. 


colin said...

When are private hire going to understand they are not a public hiring only a private hiring,it’s in the name you muppets PRIVATE HIRE,you are not TAXIS you are no more than a car with a driver & a useless one at that.

Anonymous said...

shame that, the authorities, don't see it the way you do

Anonymous said...

Well it will be a funny demo let’s face it they spend most of there time getting lost let’s hope they can find the start of there demo

Editorial said...

Remember the petition they handed in with an alleged 215,000 signatures ... They handed it in to the wrong address 😂😂😂

colin said...

I'm looking at the picture & my mind is saying if the faces there can only come to this country to drive a mini cab & no doubt state aid plays a part then we really need to sort out who is here,no skill & out not take part of my living.

Anonymous said...

After brexit we all gona be rolling in lolly, out means out, whats not to like?

Anonymous said...

Where buses go. Taxis go. And we will. Do you know why?. Because Tfl will open all the previously prohibited roads to e-taxis. Then a great victory celebration will be had, before finally waking up to the fact that constantly leasing an e-taxi on an ever increasing payment plan, and receiving the majority of your work through the apps, under their terms. What a victory. And don’t forget all the little battles that were won on the way to victory. Oh to be a London cabby!

Anonymous said...

how the licensed cab trade whinged about the minicabs being licensed,seems like it was the beginning of the end when they were,what with labour putting in city hall,the tfl,and the mayor of london,anyone see any light at the end of the tunnel?