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Chinese Taxi Strike Enters Third Day Despite Subsidy Offer

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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A taxi strike in China’s eastern tourist city of Hangzhou stretched into a third day Wednesday in spite of a local government offer to subsidize fares. Drivers in the city south of Shanghai have been on strike since Monday demanding relief from rising fuel prices and high fees paid to taxi companies and for road […]

Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners Tuesday held a fresh round of protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart Monday. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers […]

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Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners have vowed to continue their protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers surrounded the […]

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Greek Taxi Drivers Clash With Police, Vow Open-Ended Strike

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek cab drivers clashed with police outside the transport ministry building Wednesday, vowing an open-ended taxi strike during Greece’s critical tourist season. The drivers threw stones and water bottles at police to protest recent licensing reforms that make it easier to get a taxi license and increases competition. The drivers were turned away by police […]

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