London's black cab drivers are continuing their ongoing fight with Uber – and now they really mean business. Artemis Mercer, a Londoner whose husband is a black cab driver, has started a campaign group called Action for Cabbies, which has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £600,000 in a bid to take on Uber in court. The group has currently raised over £42,000 of its target, which it hopes will help it seek a judicial review of the licence granted by TfL to Uber and its drivers in 2012.
Uber won a huge legal case in October last year, which was a massive blow for black cab drivers. The case determined that the Uber app was not classified as a taximeter, meaning that the company was not breaking the law by operating in London, where only black cab drivers are allowed to charge metered fares. Still, it looks like London's cabbies won't be giving up the fight any time soon.
In good news for cabbies, the black cab school 'Knowledge Point' has been saved from closure
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