Saturday, December 01, 2012

Protest March Monday 3rd

On Monday December 3rd 10.30 AM the T.T.H.C are having a march and drive from Parnell Sq. to Dept of transport in Kildare St,

"What do we want?"
Well a raft of new rules are coming in, 9 year rule for taxis, stickers on the doors and a new reduced starting rate for the meters.
As things stand all the taxi merers will have to be calibrated because the memory that controls the calender has only got a 5 year cycle. It will cost around €250 to have the meter done and with higher fuel costs the money will never be recouped.

Now the consultation precess seems to be a discussion in a darkened room then they ask the public.
"ARE TAXI FARES A BIT TOO HIGH ?" So they are going with that.

The TTHC wants a few things dealt with first.

Double jobbing,
when I started I had to be available to work 40 hours a week and provide my  P45 to show I had no other job.

Oversupply......You did notice that I suppose

Vetting procedures 
 In Spain you must be resident in the country for 2 or 3 years, be able to speak Spanish and hold a full Spanish driving license before you are tested for a taxi license..   

Discount fares and illegal taxi ranks.
Speaks for itself, radio companies are offering discounts and the  drivers have to give them. 

Lack of appeals process.
The dept of transport is judge jury and executioner in disputes.

There is no proper negotiation process.

Students here on stamp 2 visas which forbids them from being self employed.

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             10.30 Monday

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:05 PM

    The lot of it sucks let the taxi drivers of Ireland get back there dignity.