Well, someone has almost. Our bolshie Indian student taxi drivers have bunged up the city tonight for a period much longer than a demonstration normally does. Good on them I say. No one should go to work and get almost killed when just doing their job.
Many Sydney cabs have drivers working inside plastic bubbles and have for years. I did not like them and I don't think too many cabbies did either.
It is not hard. Just separate the driver from the passengers with a proper zoned area for the driver. Some cabbies don't like the idea because of the lack of personal interaction, meaning they can't grope their passengers like they used to, and it will make the trade off of sex for fare harder to negotiate.
Tram drivers are now secure in their vehicles. So should cab drivers and I have noted that bus drivers are not either.
The world has changed folks. Cabbies need to have a secure in a safe working environment. Bugger the social chit chat.
Back to ranting about taxi drivers' driving skills tomorrow.
Update: And this morning, they are still there. North, south, east and west, no traffic nor trams can get through the intersection.