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Taxi drivers call for a new strike in protest against Uber

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  • Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:34
The leader of tourist taxi drivers, Victor Ramos, said that the strike will be seconded not only by that sector but also by the yellow taxis
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Leaders of the taxi drivers union in the Panamanian capital and Colón called this Tuesday to a new strike activities for tomorrow in protest against the Uber platform.

The leader of tourist taxi drivers, Victor Ramos, said that the strike will be seconded not only by that sector but also by the yellow taxis.

Ramos added that the protest will also join Colón's selective carriers "because in the capital we have the cyber pirates", in reference to Uber, "and in other regions the physical pirates", in reference to those who work as taxi drivers without the proper permissions.

Leaders of the taxi drivers union also said that the organized guild of tourist taxi drivers already has an application with "high quality technology that includes security for the customer," which can use from a date not specified any carrier who is registered, with a certificate Of operation and respect the laws of Panama, which, he argued, does not do Uber.

The taxi drivers regularized who use the technological application that drives the so-called Special Tourism Service (SET). “We will not be exploited as Uber does by charging 25% of the value of every race or service,” Ramos said.

The Transit and Land Transport Authority (ATTT) has repeatedly postponed its decision on the legality of Uber, last one last July, when it announced that it was preparing a new regulation for the entire public transport service sector.

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