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Italy taxis stop strike over ‘Uber’ benefits


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Called off: Cars with drivers parked in central Rome during the strike. Italy’s vice-minister for transport said drivers had finally agreed to return to work after reaching a deal with the government. — AFP

Called off: Cars with drivers parked in central Rome during the strike. Italy’s vice-minister for transport said drivers had finally agreed to return to work after reaching a deal with the government. — AFP

ROME: Taxi drivers in Italy striking over delays to legislation regulating Uber and car-hire services stopped their protests late Feb 21 after reaching a deal with the government. 

The six-day strike had left commuters stranded across the country, with taxis taking only emergency fares for disabled people or those needing to get to hospitals, and led to scuffles in Rome as protesters clashed with police. 

   

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