Italy taxis stop strike over ‘Uber’ benefits


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  • Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Cars with drivers are parked on February 20, 2017 in central Rome. Taxi drivers are on strike in Rome and across Italy to protest against an amendment that would deregulate the sector of transport, enabling a wider use of Uber. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

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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