NewsColombian taxi drivers go on strike after frustrated negotiations with the Government

    Colombian taxi drivers go on strike after frustrated negotiations with the Government

    The union protests the increase in the price of fuel and demands the regulation of applications such as Uber.

    The meeting between the Government of Colombia and the taxi drivers did not come to fruition, so representatives of this union, who are asking for the regulation of applications like Uber, got up from the dialogue table and called a strike this Wednesday.

    “We regret that the representatives of the taxi drivers have withdrawn from a dialogue table. This is not the first meeting that we have invited this union to, we have had permanent conversations with them in almost the entire national territory,” said the Minister of Transportation , Guillermo Reyes.

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    The taxi drivers, who are also protesting the increase in fuel prices, confirmed a nationwide strike for this day in the main cities of the country, where a significant participation is expected.

    “We accept social and respectful protest, but We are not going to allow tomorrow to attack the general interest of Colombians with blockades. Faced with these, we will follow the rules so that the rights of citizens are not affected,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

    The mobilizations could be especially important in Bogota, Palmira, Cartagena, Cucuta, Monteria, Pereira, Armenia, Manizales, Cali, Bucaramanga, Pasto, Ibague, Villavicencio, Yumbo, Tunja, Sincelejo, Neiva, Choco and Yopalsean.

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    “I hope they comply peaceful mobilizations No blockages to public transportation. Neither blockades nor obstructions to the right to public transport of the majority are allowed,” said the mayoress of Bogota, Claudia Lopez.

    The Bogota Mobility Secretariat reported that 300 transit units have been deployed with 268 uniformed officers, 218 civil agents and 2,000 police officers.

    For his part, Manuel Gil, one of the leaders of the union in Bogota, explained in conversations with BluRadio that his problem is not against the applications, but “against the provision of transportation services for private cars and motorcycles“.

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    Pablo Felipe Robledo, former Superintendent of Industry and Commerce and former Vice Minister of Justice, stated that “nearly 200,000 people drive private cars through mobility platforms.”

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    Source: RT

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