Thursday, March 14, 2019

STATEMENT FROM THE ITA: Protests On FRIDAY 15/03/19 And Friday 22/03/19 Cancelled.


After liaising with the Police, the Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA) have decided to call off this Friday's and next Friday's two protests:

Tomorrow's protest 15th of March, police say they are expecting over 5,000 school children, protesting about Climate Change....

Next Friday's protest, 22nd March, would have clashed with a mass Pro Tommy Robinson Demonstration, which we have been informed may also attract demonstrators from ANTIFA opposition. 

The Roads and Transport Police have sent this message to the ITA:
A really big thank you, as you can imagine this really helps our policing plan and also reduces risk to your drivers. Your assistance on this has been duly noted by our management.

The ITA will still be protesting on Monday and Wednesday next week, plus after this, unless an announcement is made, we will go back to the usual Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What on earth was that stupid twitter poll put up by somebody for. I tell you what is boring; the amount of people in the trade who won’t get off their ignorant a***s & do something to help the trade, instead of belittling those who do. These are the same people who would gladly accept any benefit gained for them by a trade body, after sitting back & doing sweet FA! They’re the same sort of people who whine about tune drivers getting a good living & say they’re earning too much but never complain about those in professional jobs, the city, govt bodies, etc, etc, earning bundles for basically doing f*** all - compared to normal working people. And how on earth can some say it’s hindering the cause when some in the HOL have admitted not knowing anything about the trades problems, until the demos & they then decided to request a law change to assist the trade regarding bus lane access. Although, those cretins are probably the same people who say they didn’t know drivers were having a protest, as they merrily work on! It’s really sad when you consider how many will not give any support at all & just want to sit back & let others do it all. Wake up & smell the coffee; it’s a bit hard when too many have lost their sense of smell!🙁

Anonymous said...

So 66% think it’s a waste of time in total remember mr Davis saying 3000 yellow badges working in town The reason this protest is going nowhere is you have people calling them selfs the real LTDA if your that bothered why relate your selfs to them

Mike Hughes said...

This shows responsible actions by the taxi trade. I know that the TfL staff involved with organising road closures, etc really appreciate the taxi drivers helpful actions. They are the same people that, over the past 3 years, have taken a more helpful attitude to facilitate Poppy Cabs on Remembrance Sunday.
I believe this is a result of people 'on the ground' having been promoted. They are not allowed to say so but I get they impression they really want the taxi trade to flourish. Unfortunately we stiff have to deal with those at the top of the tree !

Anonymous said...

Let’s face it the Knolwedge is finished who in there right mind would spend all that time to be granted the right to work an In regulated trade 1 cab to choice from that is also over priced ph picking up in front of us it’s over who says different is list in the head

Anonymous said...

For all the drivers taking part in the demos. Be sure that the whole trade would be out if they had any affect. Many drivers attitude to what is left of the job has changed. It is a slow death. Once the number of affordable cabs to rent diminish, and you have to sign a contract to rent (4weeks a year free). That will clear the trade out. Leasing an electric cab on an ever increasing payment plan is out of the question for most sane drivers. And the biggest problem, continues to be our stolen work, either by Uber, or the apps, selling it back to us at 85%. Years ago the LTDA, must have had a drive in every month for 20yrs. Always during the day tho, never inconveniencing the night men. Never achieved anything. And that was before the done deal. If Camden council and the city of London, let taxis continue to have access to all routes. Which it most probably won’t. None of the career shortening problems will be solved. Unfortunately we earn money the old way. And protest the old way.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12.20. Can you repeat your comment in English please, with correct punctuation. Otherwise, it’ll be taxi ( not minicab) drivers who’ll have to complete a language test!

Editorial said...

Is your post aimed at Red Nose Day
“The LTDA had a drive in every month for twenty years”
That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard
The LTDA don’t do demos, they think protesters are loonies

Perhaps you should have a read of this

https://www.facebook.com/654603744970618/posts/656111904819802?sfns=m

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.27 PM: I see you have made a comment, that years ago there were drive-ins every month for 20 years. So let’s get this absolutely right; you are saying, that years ago, over a 20 year period, there were drive-ins every month? If so please could you confirm, over what period this was, what decades, years, it occurred? Was it the 1940’s to 1960’s, 1950’s to 70’s, 1970’s to 80’s, etc? Also, that they took place during the day, so not to inconvenience night men. The brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Anderson, had great talent for such things but surely, even they would have thought twice about this! However, memories do fade with time & it may well be that these did take place every month for 20 years ............🤔

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:23pm

I’m glad we are all in agreement about the effectiveness of past demos. Obviously the outcome of which cannot be remembered, so proves that point. Which wasn’t the main thread of the comment. Most small businesses in this country, have already gone to the wall, due to high overheads and fewer customers. Our livelihoods are at risk for these reasons.

Anonymous said...

To anon at 6:41pm wait and see where the demo takes youTFL have an agenda and we are not part of that the trade orgs know of this 11 months before uber was going to be licenced here and what did they do sod all so I suggest you go put a deposit on a ford galaxy as in 12 months you will be driving one think about it you have a demo and keep a lane open lol 😂 prat

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.55 pm. If you think I am in agreement with your comment “Years ago the LTDA, must have had a drive in every month for 20yrs. Always during the day tho, never inconveniencing the night men.” you are sadly deluded! And I can only assume, that if indeed, they had taken place they would’ve had an effect - who knows? So please don’t associate me with your memory of events or deem my memory not capable of remembering the outcome, of any such illusionary events. Every month for 20 years = 240 demos, really, I don’t think so. However, please feel free to prove it by giving dates, etc - even 25/30 dates would suffice.
In addition to this, there is another recent post that that illustrates, the protests over the years and gives the facts & successes of them - take a look as it may be an education!