Unhappy cab drivers are threatening to congest the Toronto roads once again with a strike – this time, during the highly anticipated NBA All-Star game. Their aim is to gain international media attention. The new group, United Taxi Workers Association (UTWA) are in the midst of giving out the details. Paul Sekhon, head of the group, believes that the timing is perfect.
He adds: “There will be media here (for the NBA All-Star Game) from all over. We will show that we are doing the right thing. We are struggling and dying. We are losing everything day by day because of theses illegals. The city is trying to push down an industry that has been serving the public since World War II”.
Back in December, taxi drivers had their first strike to bring awareness and change to the uber vs. taxi. Uber, a digital-based ride-sharing service, has been taking away business from cab drivers due to it being significantly cheaper and less regulated.
They say they’re left with no choice. What would this strike do for their cause? What should the city do, once and for all, with the Uber vs. taxi issue?
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