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Italy faces taxi strike on Tuesday 10 October

Taxi strike on Tuesday follows public transport strike on Monday.

Taxi drivers in Italy are to stage a 24-hour strike on Tuesday 10 October in protest over a authorities decree that paves the best way for a rise in new taxi licences.

The measures included within the so-called Asset decree are designed to handle a scarcity in taxis – an issue that got here to a head through the busy summer time season – permitting metropolis authorities to subject as much as 20 per cent extra licences to deal with demand.

The transfer comes amid a surge of tourism in Italy and forward of main upcoming occasions together with the Jubilee 2025 in Rome and the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026.

Nevertheless the Usb, Orsa and Quick Cofsal commerce unions representing cab drivers, a strong foyer in Italy, are in opposition to the prospect of extra taxi licenses being issued.

The minister for Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso on Monday described the deliberate strike as “arduous to grasp”, including that he hoped taxi drivers would “come to their senses”.

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