Taxi services brought to standstill across Italy - unions

80% of drivers have joined strike

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 22 - Taxi services were brought to a virtual standstill across Italy by a one-day strike by drivers, trade unions said Friday.
    The unions said "drivers have stopped work in major Italian cities since eight o'clock this morning".
    They said a delegation of several hundred drivers was demonstrating outside the industry ministry in Rome and "we are demonstrating for a better regulation of ride-hailing apps and against the entry of illegal drivers into the sector".
    Some 300 taxis drove through the centre of Turin in protest.
    Some 80% of all Italian taxi drivers joined the strike, said the Ugl taxi, Federtaxi Cisal, Tam, Satam, Claai, Unimpresa, Usb taxi, Or.S.A taxi, Ati Taxi, Fast Confsal and Associazione Tutela Legale Tai trade unions. (ANSA).


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