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Nov 21

A complaint from John Mason and our response.

Dear Sir/Madam

I have been informed that whilst leaving the Palestra building last night several members of TfL staff member was verbally abused by drivers associated with your demonstration.

In one instance a female member of staff who politely declined a leaflet was verbally abused and a comment made regarding her being raped. In another instance a male was abused and a reference was made to his wife or girlfriend being raped.

Such behaviour by licensed London taxi drivers totally disgraceful and unacceptable and demands complete condemnation.

Please be under no doubt that we will not hesitate to take action against any drivers who make such comments to TfL staff or members of the public.

I trust you will publically condemn such unacceptable behaviour.

John Mason
Director – Taxi & Private Hire

Dear Mr Mason

Thank you for your recent email regarding the demonstration outside Palestra.

Without any reservation The United Cabbies Group utterly condemn any inappropriate behaviour or abusive language towards TfL staff or members of the public.

Let us reassure you that our members will be notified that any such behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the UCG.

This response will be published on our website, and can we ask that you forward this on to anyone who received your original email.

We trust that this brings the matter to a close,

Yours sincerely

The United Cabbies Group

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