Taxi drivers to strike in Warsaw

Warsaw‘s taxi drivers have announced a strike in the Polish capital on 21 July. The taxi drivers union said that every year, due to unlicensed taxi traffic, approx. 360 million PLN (about 85 million EUR) is lost. In turn, the Polish Social Insurance (ZUS) is also losing about PLN 70 million a year in social insurance contribution.

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At 11:00 am on Tuesday (21.07.2015) two separate columns of taxis will move towards the center of the capital where they will meet at Torwar hall.

From there the tour will continue to the lower house of parliament, where demonstrators will hand over a petition to politicians.

Unions demand accelerated work on amendments to the law on road transport, giving departments more effective tools to combat unlicensed taxi operators and drivers.

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