Cabbies to blitz MPs over Uber
THOUSANDS of Queensland taxi drivers are being urged to bombard their MPs with letters and use their personal social media accounts to take on ride- sharing app Uber as the industry war intensifies.
The Taxi Council of Queensland has been arming its members with a battle plan dubbed TCQ Campaign Phase II. The publication includes no fewer than four template letters to send to MPs, with varying versions to target Labor MPs, LNP members and crossbenchers.
Taxi owners are asked to write to their local MP and organise a meeting.
The Taxi Council says it wants to raise awareness of “the dangers of illegal taxi services” while Uber says it can create thousands of jobs and that there is a clear distinction between rideshare services and taxis.
The Taxi Council’s battle strategy document includes the contact details of every state electorate office to make it easier for drivers to write to them.
They are also encouraged to write to newspapers and news websites and post comments on online news stories about taxi and Uber- related issues.