Taxi drivers in the metropolis will roll at low speed to the Montreal-Trudeau Airport next Wednesday to convince Quebec to legislate against Uber, as part of the international day of action against the controversial transport service.
This event, however, does not harm the public and customers, promise the organizers, the Coalition of independent workers Steelworkers (RTAM), which represents more than 4,000 drivers across the province.
The starting point of the event is provided for the corner of Marc-Cantin and Fernand-Séguin, in an industrial area of Pointe-Saint-Charles neighborhood. From there they will travel at reduced speed to the airport. The organization calls on Quebec to close the door to Uber and be recognized as a professional association.
There are three weeks of 3500 taxi workers had taken part in a demonstration organized by the RTAM. But the meeting demanded the transport minister Robert Poëti did not satisfy the union. “The government has no proposal or to make concrete commitment to the owners and taxi and limousine drivers,” said Benoit Jugand, RTAM spokesman, in a statement.