Mallorca taxi drivers and baggage handlers stage strike over Uber

Around 500 cabbies walk out in protest at current legislation

LAST UPDATED: 29 Apr, 2017 @ 16:00
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TAXI drivers and baggage handlers are going on strike in Mallorca.

The cabbies held a protest in Palma as part of a nationwide stance against Uber.

ANGER: Taxi drivers to strike over Uber
ANGER: Taxi drivers to strike over Uber

Some 500 are believed to have taken part in the demo yesterday, which brought traffic in the capital to a standstill.

The drivers fear current legislation is not tough enough to prevent the car hire app from being allowed to launch in Spain.

Uber’s are often cheaper than taxis and are accused of undercutting traditional cab drivers in places like London or New York, where the company has flourished.  

It comes as baggage handlers at Palma airport confirmed they are to strike over four days, starting on April 29.

They will also refused to handle bags on May 3, 18 and 28.

It follows a chaotic Easter weekend which saw thousands of British travellers facing lengthy delays at passport control, due to increased security checks.

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