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Trade unions for higher prices

From the Unite site:

"Unite had been pressing Heathrow's management at the British Airport Authority (BAA) to withdraw their plans to introduce two private hire concessions in the terminal car parks. The union, which represents licensed black cab drivers operating at the airport, said that the proposed mini cab concessions would spring a war for passenger trade that would clog up the airport's roads causing tremendous disruption for passengers trying to get in and out of the airport".

And would that mean? Without doubt, lower prices.

Unite does not like that prospect at all:

"Peter Kavanagh, Unite senior regional organiser, who led the talks with BAA said: "This was a hare-brained scheme that should never have seen light of day. There is no way that passengers would benefit from a taxi bidding war which would have clogged up the airport's roads and just brought confusion to passengers who want an efficient, easy to access service they can trust".

After all, we have never benefited from price competition in good and services, have we?

I'll leave the last word to the Sage of Kirkcaldy:

"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices".


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Blogger JuliaM said... 4:04 pm

"..which would have clogged up the airport's roads and just brought confusion to passengers.."

It seems union leaders have the same attitude regarding the intelligence of the general public as our political elite.

Odd, that...  



Anonymous Cab no 2009 said... 4:52 pm

I ad that Wacko Jacko in me cab once. Ee was wiv this young boy...(cont p94)  



Blogger Croydonian said... 7:21 pm

J - As I am so very fond of saying, it is like doing the front crawl through epoxy resin some days.

Cab #2009 - Doubtless...  



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