London’s taxi and limo drivers have united in an unprecedented stand against city hall in a protest against Uber.

Drivers from the major taxi companies and limo services gathered on the steps of city hall Monday, announcing they will be withholding yearly payments to the city.

“We understand that is not the law, but we cannot go forward anymore this way,” says London Taxi Association spokesperson Roger Caranci.

As of Nov. 1, London taxi and limo drivers could be putting themselves in a position to be fined by city hall, if they refuse to pay a yearly fee of $750.

“Because of the fact that we feel that money which is supposed to be for enforcement and administration has not been used properly,” adds Caranci.

Representatives from the taxi and limo companies say they need to know what the playing field is going to look like before investing any more into their vehicles.

“I have about 12 cars that would need to be replaced by the end of October. We have a public participation meeting that is going to happen in the middle of the month. I have to convince people that they have to spend $35,000 to buy a new Lincoln product and not know what the bylaw is going to look like, not knowing what their profitability is going to look like, and not know what a fair playing field really is,” says Brad Rice of Checker Limousine.

The industry knows it has to work with city council to achieve a fair playing field but Coun. Jesse Helmer was singled out by the group as being a sounding board for Uber.

“We always shake our head as to councillor Helmer and the reason why he does what he does for one particular company,” said Caranci.

“You know i think it’s easy to try and identify one person on the council who you don’t agree with and say they are an obstacle, and it’s really not one person who’s setting the agenda as to what’s going to happen,” says Helmer.

If the group decides to go through withholding that payment, it would mean a loss of over $300,000 for city hall but the bylaw enforcement department will decide at a latter date as to whether they will issue fines for the city’s 450 taxis and limos.

“We were just made aware of what their plans are today, so we are going to take that away and review it and we will have to formulate what we are going to do next,” says Annette Drost, city of London.

The deadline for those fees is the end of October.

Both sides say there is a chance something could be done to avoid missing that deadline.