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Nov 13

Remembrance Day 2012

On Sunday 11th November 2012, the United Cabbies Group once again organised a Free Taxi Shuttle Service to take all our war veterans, their helpers and families to the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall. For the 3rd year in succession our marshals were at most of London’s stations, the Victory Services Club and the Union Jack …

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Nov 08

LBC Presenter Steve Allen’s Shameful Attack on the London Taxi Trade.

On 23rd October 2012, LBC 97.3fm Presenter Steve Allen launched an unprovoked scathing attack on the Licensed London Taxi trade. Throughout his 3 hour show he repeatedly ranted about London’s Taxi drivers and continually made negative comments towards our trade, including some which alleged criminal behaviour. Allen described all Taxi drivers as ‘dishonest’ stating “You …

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Jul 11

With Victories Like This…

Who needs defeats! Last week we informed you that John Mason, director of LTPH contacted the UCG to advise us that Transport for London were to conduct a review of Taxis exclusion from the nearside games lanes. The email came less than 24 hours after the UCG announced that 87.4% of our members voted in …

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Jun 26

Olympic Demonstrations Imminent?

The United Cabbies Group have had a series of meetings with LOCOG/ODA & TfL to discuss the Taxi trade’s exclusion from the Olympic Games Lanes. We posed a number of questions to the Olympic Games organisers and from the answers we have received it is clearly evident that the London Taxi trade does not feature …

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Feb 14

“This is a jolly for elite people and we’ve all been mugged off here!”

On Monday 13th February 2012 on the Channel 4 programme DISPATCHES, Jonathan Myers the UCG spokesman featured to talk about the chaos that the Olympic Zil lanes will cause during the games, and how London’s Taxi drivers who are not allowed access to the lanes will suffer. The programme entitled ‘Olympic Tickets for Sale’ initially …

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Feb 02

A Victory for Commonsense Part II

Transport for London have announced that the proposal put forward by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association for a 20% Olympic Games fare increase for London’s Taxi drivers has now been rejected. General Secretary Bob Oddy proposed this increase without any consultation with his members or indeed the Taxi trade in general and the story was …

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Feb 01

DiaryGate!

Director T&PH John Mason recently responded to our article where he was caught red handed in possession of an orange LTDA carrier bag outside Palestra on Tuesday 24th January 2012. Here is his response… Dear United Cabbies Group I noted with interest the most recent article on your website regarding the taxi driver license checker …

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Jan 27

A Victory for Commonsense!

LTPH Director John Mason recently issued this PCO Notice 01/12 Taxi Driver License Checker. In December 2011, Transport for London arbitrarily decided without any consultation whatsoever with the Taxi trade to make available on their website a section where a driver’s badge number could be entered and the full name of that driver would be …

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Jan 19

Euston Station…Problem Resolved!

Thanks to the work done by the United Cabbies Group, the recent problem at Euston Station where the wrong signage was used has now been resolved. After liaising with the Station’s Interface Manager Colin Walker we explained the problem and he agreed to act on our concerns. And true to his word Colin Walker has …

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Jan 06

Euston… We had a problem!

Over the past few weeks there have been problems for Taxi drivers at Euston Station with regards to a new Pick Up Point that has suddenly appeared just in front of the Set Down Point. Station staff in their wisdom decided to erect new railings and signage around this area to make it an official …

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