The demonstration starts at 3 p.m., around 700 taxis are expected.
“The hashtag # Österreichstaximussleben is currently all over the social media. Nationwide, Austrian taxi companies are storming the amendment to the Occasional Traffic Act, which finally opens the door to price and social dumping in the taxi industry and, last but not least, the death knell for the taxi industry can move “, it says in a broadcast of the specialist group Vienna transport industry with cars in the Chamber of Commerce.
“We have decided that we will implement the ongoing virtual protest in the real world! Tomorrow, Wednesday, the first taxi demonstration will start in Vienna, “says Resul Ekrem Gönäneş, chairman of the Vienna Taxi Guild and one of the organizers of the demonstration. The demonstration starts at 3 p.m. Around 700 taxis are expected to show their willingness to fight the “legally prescribed” wage and social dumping on a route that is effective in public.
The route leads from Arbeiterstrandbadstraße over the Praterstern, past the Urania to the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection.
“At the same time, we will ensure that enough colleagues are still available for our customers so that we can fulfill our obligations as part of local public transport. That means: there will be enough taxis, ”assures chairman Gönältaş. Since this is a matter that affects all taxis in Austria, the organizers are pleased that they have already been promised support from other federal states for the demo campaign.