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Spain: Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Andalusia on September 15; demonstration in Seville

Sep 14, 2022 | 20:29 UTC

Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Andalusia, Spain on September 15; demonstration in Seville. Transport disruptions likely.

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Event

Unionized taxi drivers across Andalusia plan to stage a regional strike on September 15 to protest new legislation allowing app-based transport services to operate in cities. Drivers say it will lead to unfair competition and impact their livelihoods. The Andalusian Federation of Independent Taxis called for a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Development in Seville from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the same day; hundreds to several thousand drivers from across the region are likely to join the rally. The Costa del Sol Taxi Confederation said taxis with odd number plates and those equipped for disabled access in their fleet would continue to work to reduce potential disruption.

Heightened security and localized transport disruptions are likely near the Ministry of Development in Seville. The protest will likely pass peacefully, although minor scuffles with police remain possible. Disruptions to taxi service and increased demand for alternative transport are likely across Andalusia until September 15.

Tips

Avoid the protest due to possible clashes. Allow for additional travel time and anticipate increased demand for alternative public transport in the region on September 15.