TAXI STRIKE CAUSES CHAOS

Taxi driver associations and the Junta de Andalucia are meeting today, Wednesday,  in Sevilla to try to negotiate an end to the industrial action

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Monday's drive-by protest in Málaga's city centre Photo: EFE

A surprise indefinite strike by Málaga taxi drivers in the early hours of Sunday has received support across Spain.

By Monday, as news of the action spread, so did support, with drivers in west coast towns including Benahavís, Benalmadena, Casares, Estepona, Fuengirola, Manilva, Marbella, Mijas and Torremolinos, plus Nerja in the east, at least halving the number of taxis in service. By Tuesday drivers were arriving from Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla to show solidarity.

Málaga drivers were furious when they discovered that around 40 VTC (car hire with driver) vehicles operating under the Cabify banner had arrived in the city to ply their trade during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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