Warsaw cabbies in go-slow over Uber

Cabbies in the Polish capital of Warsaw have staged a go-slow over the lack of legislation surrounding Uber as well as unlicensed private hire vehicles.

The protest, which took place on Thursday saw hundreds of taxi drivers bringing road speeds across the capital to a crawl, whilst other cabbies staged a protest outside the justice ministry.

VOA News have reported that companies such as Uber and Taxify are circumventing regulatory legislation and as a result constitute unfair competition. 

With around 12,500 licensed taxi drivers and up to 9,000 unlicensed drivers, it is estimated that taxi drivers are losing around 35% of their overall income, according to the leader of the Warsaw Taxi Drivers union, Jaroslaw Iglikowsli.

The furious cabbies, who also handed a petition to the justice minister, claim that Poland is losing in excess of £150 million per annum in  unpaid taxes.

The protest was concluded prior to the afternoon rush hour so as to keep disruption down to a minimum.

Taxi-Point_Banner_V2 29.03.2021.gif
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
LTDA Feb 2021.gif




ETHOS 030 Taxi Point ad mob (002) MARKET
Ascotts Taxi Repair
Plan Taxi Insurance
advertise with us.jpg

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2021.