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Taxi Drivers strike 21st July 2009!

Postby SSBubbles » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:27 pm

Taxi drivers to strike

CYPRUS is to be Taxi-less this Tuesday due to a 24-hour strike being staged by drivers frustrated at constricting economic pressures and unbalanced competition from minibuses.

The Urban Taxi Drivers Union has been voicing grave concerns over the viability of their businesses due to what is perceived as a relentless and uncompromising ‘theft’ of their customers by minibus services at the island’s ports and airports. This is merely one factor contributing to the fledging demand for taxis that has been exacerbated by the global economic crisis and subsequent drop in tourism.

Blame was thrown squarely at the feet of the ‘relevant authorities’. Drivers claim that they have not been provided with even the slightest show of interest from the government in aiding their navigation out of the current economic quagmire, while providing the optimum circumstances for competition to arise from alternative transportation services.

However, despite the perceived drop in business, the strike is expected to cause a significant amount of disruption to the travel plans of hundreds of locals and tourists who use taxis on a daily basis as a primary means of transportation.

The striking drivers have planned to congregate around ports and airports, where they are expected to stage a symbolic 15-minute blockage of the entrances to the island’s commercial aortas to demonstrate the gravity of their situation.



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Postby Raymanoff » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:42 pm

Haa ha haaaa... :D Speaking about "Theft"... shameless bastards
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Postby Fireplace » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:27 pm

Who really cares, when they start useing reasonable rates again, they will get more trade.
They just dont like fair competition, had it there way for to long, still doesnt bother me, I stopped using them a while back.
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Postby SoSolidCrew » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Taxi drivers.. pft they are same in every country :/
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:00 pm

I did hear that all taxi drivers parents are not married!
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Postby Svetlana » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:29 pm

This is all unfair: taxi drivers here are caring people.

Last week, they were worried that pedstrians might get injured when the rival rickshaw service started in Pafos.

Last month, they were worried that tourists might hurt their backs lifting cases onto the rival airport bus services, when that started.

Last year, they were worried that passengers might have too much to drink in rival stretch limos when that service started.

As I said, they are very caring people....

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Postby SoSolidCrew » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:31 pm

Svetlana wrote:This is all unfair: taxi drivers here are caring people.

Last week, they were worried that pedstrians might get injured when the rival rickshaw service started in Pafos.

Last month, they were worried that tourists might hurt their backs lifting cases onto the rival airport bus services, when that started.

Last year, they were worried that passengers might have too much to drink in rival stretch limos when that service started.

As I said, they are very caring people....

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ahahaha :lol:
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:57 pm

Well here is one that will not be worried about them.

They can strike for as long as they like as they are only hurting themselves.
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Postby SSBubbles » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:13 am

SoSolidCrew wrote:Taxi drivers.. pft they are same in every country :/


Pretty much!
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