The Spanish trade union of taxi drivers urges to stage on August 1 a general national strike. It is planned that protest action will pass 24 hours in the territory of all Spain.
The strike will take place in the capital on July 27 because the season of holidays will begin in August, so, the number of passengers sharply to decrease.
In the statement of trade union it is noted unwillingness of the government to cancel amendments in the law on regulation of work of passenger transport. In these amendments it is specified that any individual can obtain permit to transportation of passengers and cargoes. Representatives of trade union are sure that as a result of it without work there are more than 20 thousand taxi drivers.
In trade unions note, the country leaders do not want to cancel the amendment in the law on regulation of work of passenger transport. Thanks to the introduced amendments any individual can get the license for transportation of goods and passengers. Representatives of trade union are sure that it will result in unemployment among 20 thousand taxi drivers.
To the government of Spain gave 20 days in order that requirements of trade union were satisfied. In the document it is reported that if requirements will not be satisfied, the trade union intends to begin a general national strike.