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REASONS TO SUPPORT THE ITA ACTION, BACKED BY LCDC, MONDAY 26th 4 O-CLOCK LONDON BRIDGE

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So what do I do when TfL implemented the restrictions at Tooley Street and this lady needs to go to the London Bridge Hospital ???

DR Alice Maynard CBE, TFL Boardmember
Sorry love you will have to make your own way to the bank junction I’m not allowed to go there
Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, Another TfL Boardmember
Sorry love you will have to make your own way to Tooley Street I’m not allowed to go there

Sorry love you will have to make your own way to Tottenham Court Road I’m not allowed to go there
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch...Sorry love you will have to make your own way there, I’m not allowed to go there...

Will TFL's commissioner Mike 'on-side' Brown, be changing the cab Acts and Orders of 1972 (Act of 1831 s35 and s36; Act of 1853 s7 and s17; Act of 1968, s3; Order of 1972 para. 3) to now read:
A taxi driver, unless required by the hirer to drive more than 12 miles, or more than 20 miles in respect of a journey which begins at Heathrow Airport, London, or required to drive to th…

Message To The Taxi Trade From Insp Jas Sandhu TPHPT re: Lisson Green Mob Attacks

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Lisson Grove “advice” from Met Police 
All, I am writing in relation to the incidents that have been taking place in the Lissons Grove area such as making off without payment, thefts, robberies and criminal damage to vehicles. I am  requesting your assistance in sending out messages to drivers and also in trying to gather information/intelligence. Can you please encourage drivers to report all suspected crimes or crime related incidents to police. I have been told that there may be information/intelligence on social media which has not been passed to the police and would request that any information/intelligence that is on your social media sites is passed to police with details of who has supplied it. This will help us build up a picture of what is happening, where and when it is taking place and those that are involved. It could also be the vital bit of evidence that might help solve a crime. We have been carrying out overt and covert patrols in the area and are also working with the l…

An ode to the London cab : Austin FX4 taxi at 60.

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The Austin FX4 is a taxicab that was produced from 1958 until 1997. It was sold by Austin from 1958 until 1982, when Carbodies, who had been producing the FX4 for Austin, took over the intellectual rights to the car. They continued production until 1984 when London Taxis International took over the rights to the FX4 - and they produced it until 1997. In all, more than 75,000 FX4s were built.
Sixty years ago, sales commenced of a taxi so radical in design that not a few cabbies in the capital regarded it with a degree of suspicion. Where were the running boards? Why was there no opening windscreen, so essential for ventilation, demisting or for assisting visibility while driving through the stereotypical London fog? Furthermore, how would the automatic gearbox cope with the rigours of urban motoring? And where was the luggage platform alongside the driver’s compartment? The new Austin FX4 together with the Routemaster bus, it was symbolic of post-war change in the capital.In the late 19…

Your Trade Needs You.....The United Trade Action Group Need You... Will You Step Up And Be Counted?

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Ladies and Gentlemen the funding page is now up and running on the website, please get involved and contribute. No one is going to fund this for you, this is something you have to do. It’s now or never and our future is in our hands. 
If you don’t get into the ring, you can’t win the fight. So step into the ring and join the people fighting this battle royal...help secure the future of the trade you worked so hard to become a part of.


Click on the link below and let’s start saving the trade.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjFglad0hb3es9-GL-U90xUM7CSMCk7bGi71yuSgNUTkMwxA/viewform
If you want to read more about this action please click here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/24a884_f3a4ab648b9e4cb19d053a032cca8bdb.pdf
Frequently asked questions: https://www.unitedtradeactiongroup.com/faq-s



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Predatory Private Hire Driver Jailed For Sexual Assaults On Female Passengers

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A "predatory" private hire driver from Brent has been jailed for two years over a series of sexual assaults on lone women in his car.Hire Mire, 51, was convicted of three counts of sexual assault by touching at Wood Green Crown Court. The assaults took place in Hackney, Buckinhamshire and Surrey in September 2017.In a previous trial in April this year the man – who lives in The Mall, Kingsbury – was convicted of public order offences in after making two separate women feel vulnerable and intimidated in his cab.Siwan Hayward, TfL’s policing chief, said: "I commend the passengers for coming forward and reporting the series of predatory incidents, and working with the Police to secure this conviction."We take all allegations against licensed taxi and private hire drivers extremely seriously."Mire has also been placed on the sexual offenders register for 10 years and banned from being a private hire or taxi driver.Source : Kilburn Times

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Is TfL's House Of Cards About To Come Tumbling Down, As ITA Announce Consecutive Protests ?

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In 2009 former banker Ajit Chambers presented then TfL Chairman Boris Johnson with a plan to make £200 million by opening London’s London disused tube stations as ‘Tourist Adventures and ‘Multipurpose Venues’.  Mr Chambers then worked closely with Boris and two Transport for London staff.
Transport for London ran a procurement process in 2015 for the stations after the UK press reported in 2014 that the project was worth £3 billion. 

Mr Chambers extremely lucrative project was then not awarded to any of the bidders and instead Transport for London used their own subsidiary London Transport Museum. Read full article here: https://wirenews.org/news/london-entrepreneurs-serves-transport-for-london-with-pre-action-protocol-bundle-in-200-million-damages-claim/
This is the type of underhanded (some might even allege corrupt) behaviour, our licensing authority appears to excels at.
A cabby on FaceBook has poste, that a London MP he picked advised him: "TfL have no intention of getting London&…

Is TfL's House Of Cards About To Come Tumbling Down, As ITA Announce Consecutive Protests ?

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In 2009 former banker Ajit Chambers presented then TfL Chairman Boris Johnson with a plan to make £200 million by opening London’s London disused tube stations as ‘Tourist Adventures and ‘Multipurpose Venues’.  Mr Chambers then worked closely with Boris and two Transport for London staff.
Transport for London ran a procurement process in 2015 for the stations after the UK press reported in 2014 that the project was worth £3 billion. 

Mr Chambers extremely lucrative project was then not awarded to any of the bidders and instead Transport for London used their own subsidiary London Transport Museum. Read full article here: https://wirenews.org/news/london-entrepreneurs-serves-transport-for-london-with-pre-action-protocol-bundle-in-200-million-damages-claim/
This is the type of underhanded (some might even allege corrupt) behaviour, our licensing authority appears to excels at.
A cabby on FaceBook has poste, that a London MP he picked advised him: "TfL have no intention of getting London&…

Uber Posts $1 Billion Loss...Ahead Of Planned IPO Next Year

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Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year. The San Francisco-based firm lost $1.07 billion for the three months ending Sept. 30, a 20 percent increase from the previous quarter but down 27 percent from a year ago, when the company posted its biggest publicly reported quarterly loss on the heels of the departure of Uber co-founder and former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.
Uber is seeking to expand in freight hauling, food delivery and electric bikes and scooters as growth in its now decade-old ride-hailing business dwindles. The company, valued at $76 billion, faces pressure to show it can still grow enough to become profitable and satisfy investors in an initial public offering planned for some time next year.
Its adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation an…

Enough Is Enough, As TfL Declare War On Road Access For Taxis

Chris Johnson’s Update On His Crowdjustice Fundraising Case.

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We read Chris still needs £5400 in 20 days If the 300 odd who have donated, put in again it would need about £16 each.I’m sure we can get it over the line. I will definitely be putting in again, but it’s going to need a big push from everyone again.I will definitely be doing that!Latest update on MyTaxi - Worker Rights.Without Prejudice.Dear AllJust an update.After an amazing start to our campaign to raise £18,000 we have somewhat slowed down - we need to hit the £15,000 target by the end on November and £18,000 by the end of December.Therefore, to hit these milestones by these dates we have just over £5,400 to raise within the next 20 days - can I ask that you please help to share the crowd justice link as widely as possible?I'm aware of some friction on social media and would like to share some thoughts on what an employment tribunal could achieve:Here are my thoughts on why an employment tribunal is the right thing to do and what we could expect to gain - I hope you will think …