Almost one thousand taxi drivers, along with their taxis, gathered in Sevilla to protest against ‘repeated breaches’ by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing relating to ‘intrusion’ in the industry.
The Council has reiterated its support for municipal taxi services and their right to drop off and pick up passengers at Málaga airport.
Málaga city is without a taxi service between Friday and Sunday and from Monday only half the fleet will be operating as the drivers pursue their demands for a closed shop at Málaga airport.
The Local Government has approved a motion requesting the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Junta de Andalucía to authorize an increase in the seating capacity of taxis from the current five to seven places.
Mijas Council has reached an agreement with Radio Taxi Mijas to provide a service between the centre of La Cala de Mijas and the Health Centre with a fixed price of €1 each way.
The new Andalucian law regulating taxis comes into effect today, Friday, which prevents pensioners, retirees, widows and widowers from owning the licensed vehicle. This means that in Málaga, there will suddenly be one hundred fewer taxis on the roads.
The Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Junta de Andalucia has sanctioned 43 ‘pirate’ taxi operators in the first three months of this year for the unauthorised transport of passengers.
The Department of Development of the Junta de Andalucia put forward a new proposal to settle the conflict between Málaga taxi drivers, who want a closed shop with only their members allowed to ferry passengers to and from the airport, and the rest of the provincial taxi drivers who want to continue to be allowed to pick up and drop …
Good news for Easter travellers to and from Málaga airport as taxi drivers this morning voted to call off their proposed strike.
Taxi drivers in Málaga met this morning with the Mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, and the delegate from the Ministry of Development of the Junta de Andalucia, Manuel García Peláez, to discuss calling a halt to the proposed strike at Easter.