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Geneva taxi drivers fight 'unfair' competition

National News // Jan. 11, 2019

Geneva taxi drivers are continuing their strike action today as they fight what they see as illegal competition by foreign companies at Geneva airport.

pixabay Geneva taxi drivers fight 'unfair' competition

The drivers blockaded the airport yesterday and say they will do the same today.

They believe they’re being disadvantaged by foreign owned companies offering transfers to ski resorts. They point out they have to pay tax, social insurance contributions and fees to have a taxi licence as well as having to pay even to enter the airport.

One driver points out there’s a bus service running from Geneva to the resorts which is based in Croatia, has an Austrian telephone number and its vehicles are German registered.

An airport spokeswoman says it will hold talks with all parties. 

Tags: taxi, geneva, ski, strike

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