Taxis remain on hold until the Parliament takes a stance

  • ECO News
  • 26 September 2018

Portuguese Taxi Federation's leader, Carlos Ramos, told news agency Lusa that taxi drivers will continue their protests outside the parliament as they wait to hear new offers from political parties.

The president of the Portuguese Taxi Federation, Carlos Ramos, told Lusa on Wednesday that taxi drivers were going to protest outside parliament as they wait to hear the proposals from the different parties.

“If the political parties offer proposals, we will be willing to assess them and take a position. It isn’t worth while anticipating the decisions. If the proposals they have for the sector – and we are not expecting them to be totally favourable – but if they are balanced, we can take a position about the future”, Carlos Ramos told Lusa.

The taxi drivers are on their eighth day of protests this Wednesday against a law that regulates ride-hailing Apps and they are going to protest outside parliament, where the prime minister is going to give a fortnightly debate.

There are also going to protest today in Avenida dos Aliados in Porto and on the N125 main road in the Algarve, near Faro airport, just like in the last seven days.

The taxi drivers have been protesting since the 19th in Lisbon, Porto and Faro against a law that is set to come into force on 1 November that governs the four ride-hailing platforms that operate in Portugal – Uber, Taxify, Cabify and Chauffeur Privé.

Source: Lusa