Taxi drivers to protest Uber with strike
Santo Domingo.- The head of the powerful transport association -CONATRA- on Thursday warned that its members will pull all their taxis from service, to protest Uber´s (UberX) entry to the market.
Antonio Marte said the government seeks to displace the thousands of taxi drivers who service the capital and other cities, which in his view will jeopardize president Danilo Medina´s reelection bid and candidates of the ruling party (PLD), because “we´re in an election year.”
He cautioned that taxi drivers and their families account for a high number of votes in next year´s polls, for which “these people will not vote for a government which has stripped them of their job.”
Interviewed on Antena Latina, Marte said the government should regulate Uber´s operations, “and replace old cars with new ones because that was the deal we made. They (the government) also have our money.”
Nov 5, 2015
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