NICOSIA – Taxi drivers have announced a two-hour strike for Monday over the problems their industry is facing and what they say is unfair competition from airport shuttle services.
Speaking before the House Communications Committee on Thursday, President of the Nicosia Taxi Drivers Association Akis Dimosthenous said 70% of the income taxi drivers earn goes towards their taxes, fuel and maintenance of their cars.
“Taxi drivers work 12 hours a day 365 days a year but only earn between €20 and €30 a day.”
The cabbies asked the committee to examine reducing social security contributions for taxi drivers are look into raising the prices offered by airport shuttle busses or expect further strike protests. Monday’s strike is set to take place between 6.00am and 8.00am.