Taxi strikes in Madrid and Barcelona

download (9)

Taxis in Madrid are to go on an indefinite strike on Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber just two days before the Fitur international tourism fair kicks off in the Spanish capital.
Taxi companies say VTCs, or Tourism Vehicles with Chauffeur, such as Uber or Cabify are threatening their livelihoods and want Madrid’s regional government or city hall to regulate them better.
Last summer, taxis in several Spanish cities went on a 10-day strike against similar services.
It was only called off when the Spanish government agreed to let regional authorities regulate the sector.