"There's an initial agreement" Taxi drivers protested in Warsaw
On Monday, after 6 p.m. the taxi drivers ended their protest in front of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. The protest was suspended until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 9th of April, when the government is expected to announce its position regarding the demands of taxi drivers.
"The protesting side plegdes to suspend the protest until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the 9th of April," said the chairman of the Masovian "Solidarity" trade union Rafał Piotr Jurek after the talks in the ministry. A decision regarding the possible continuation of the protest will be taken after hearing the government's position regarding the demands of taxi drivers.
He underscored that "the government plegded to discuss during its Tuesday's session the doubts and concerns regarding the functioning of the taxi business, to look into the binding regulations of the transport market, as well as the currently proceeded amendment of the bill on road transport.
The representatives of the protesting drivers are to be informed about the government's position until 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The government is bound to discuss the following issues: possiblity of temporary shutdown of transport apps (such as Bolt or Uber) until they're regulated by the new bill; preservation of topography exams, introduction of a single license and the execution of the binding law regarding commercial transport of people.
On Monday morning, in Warsaw, the protest of taxi drivers under the slogan "STOP to illegal transport" began. The protesting drivers commenced their action at the Torwar Arena, moved in front of the PM's office and then to the US Embassy to finish in front of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP