Taxi in Piazza De Ferrari, in Genoa (archive photo)
Assembly at the Cap and unobtainable white cars. Assoutenti: “It is an interruption of public service”. The protest throughout Italy
Genoa – The protest of the Genoese taxi driversadhering to a national initiative that started from the base against the Competition Bill and the deregulation of the sector, began this afternoon at 3 pm and had an immediate effect: in fact, the white cars disappeared from the streets starting from the early afternoon, while at the Cap in via Albertazzi, a river assembly was held which lasted until after 8 pm. At the end, the will of the category emerged, which feels threatened and fears for its very survival, to continue the protest for the whole day of Thursday 23 June: in the absence of a strike that cannot be proclaimed without warning, the majority of the 869 Genoese drivers seem willing to cross their arms until midnight.
On Wednesday, the membership was full: all the time, the Radiotaxi switchboard inaccessible due to too many calls, service not guaranteed and practically absent even in the central car parks of Principe, Aeroporto, De Ferrari and Brignole. And the announcement: “The category, gathered in assembly starting this afternoon, announces upcoming protest initiatives”.
Among the trade unions, Uiltrasporti he announced instead that he will proclaim a national strike by taxi drivers as soon as possible “in full compliance with the regulations in force in the sector and dissociating himself from any other action, spontaneous or organized, which violates the provisions of the law to the detriment of the service and users”.
“They can have all the reasons in the world but interrupting a public service outside the rules is not allowed – says the national president of Assoutenti Furio Truzzi – in the face of what appears to be a form of wild strike that deprives users of an indispensable service, the case in point of public service interruption is configured ”.
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