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Taxi trade demonstration 11/06/14



The arrival of Uber on London’s streets has exposed Boris Johnson’s natural political instincts to side with wealthy powerful multi-national corporations. The taxi trade demonstration has been organised to highlight Boris, The Mayor and Chair of TfL Board, capitulation to Uber, a company based in the USA and controlled by Google and Goldman Sachs.
Uber has one aim, to deregulate taxi markets around the globe and now it has London in its crosshairs. It has a reported 1 billion dollar war chest, which can be deployed to undermine existing taxi regulation. The end game of this strategy is Uber’s stated aim, a deregulated Taxi & Private Hire market. This will lead to the loss of all safety gains for the travelling public since
the 1998 London Private Act. Uber is the very thin end of a very thick wedge.[085168ed.jpg]

  • Boris needs to stop capitulating to the wealthy and powerful. He needs to find some “Bulldog Spirit”.
  • Uber must be stopped from leading a race to the bottom which we believe will undermine existing safeguards for the travelling public.
  • Why is Boris failing to ensure that Uber publically
    disclose their UK tax liabilities? Are they paying UK Corporation tax? Boris should force Uber to come clean.
  • Uber cheaper than taxis and Private Hire? Not with rain, snow, disruption or traffic congestion- welcome to Uber Surge Pricing.

Click here to download Unite’s demonstration leaflet

See also…

Taxi demonstration Wednesday 11th June 2014 Calling on Boris Johnson to take action against Uber and other rogue apps

For further information please contact Unite Cab Section’s Peter Rose on 07903 525 520


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