London Cab Drivers Club
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The group, aims to promote the rights of taxi drivers, lobby against "unfair legislation" and provides legal advice and protection to its members. Although members pay a membership fee, the LCDC does not operate with a view to profit.
The London Cab Drivers Club was founded in 1989, as the MetroCab Club, to represent the interests of the pioneer MetroCab owners. However, in later years, the LCDC expanded to include owners of TXII's, TX1's, FX4's and Fairways as well. Jim Wells was the Chairman of the highly successful Metrocab Club. The club was formed to sort out early teething problems to the newly manufactured Metrocab. The magazine was produced called The Metrocab News. With increasing problems from the unlicensed trade, drivers were urging the club to get involved with fighting off the enemy. The London Cab Drivers Club was formed. The Badge magazine was their rag.
LCDC publish a free newspaper called The Badge, which highlights articles of interest to taxi drivers and updates LCDC Members on the club's activities. The paper regularly features a guest column from BBC London 94.9 FM Drivetime co-host Eddie Nestor.
- "London's black cab drivers fear for their future", The Age, July 28, 2009