Heathrow Taxi Management have issued this statement:
(Just who are the Heathrow Taxi Management???)
Due to the over supply of Taxis compared with the demand, it has been necessary to implement a one out, one in policy.
This means that new drivers will only be able to join the Heathrow feeder Park system and receive a Tag and booster, when an existing driver closes their account.
All drivers who register their interest in joining the system will be added to a waiting list. Details will be taken and you will be contacted when it is your turn to receive a Tag.
Please provide your mo lie number and your email address to allow us the best possible opportunity of contacting you.
Please not that when a place becomes available, we will contact you and you will have 24 hours before we move on to the next driver on the list.
Taxi Leaks Extra bit :
Taxi leaks predicted this in 2010....under the banner of Project Horizon....restrictions of trade would be introduced on the trade and certain closed shops would appear around the capital.
At that time we said it would be kicked off by TfL and the first targets would be permits for mainline rail.
Here we go again, it's now up to the rank and file drivers to fight this.
But do they have the stomach for a fight???
Why should new drivers be barred from the facility of working the Airport, in the way drivers have worked there for over half a century.
What will come next???.....
• Will they withdraw tags from drivers who don't work there often enough?
• Will there be a surcharge put on tags to cover administration of this scheme?
• Will so called Taxi managers be jumping the queues?
• Who exactly are he faces behind this scheme
(Watch this space for updates)
Allegedly, this scheme has been put together by Union and trade org reps looking to enforce a closed shop under the banner "we can't wait up to four hours for a job".
If you can't do the time, it's simple....don't put on!
What next???....join our org or Union and we will get you your tag???