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Moscow taxi drivers go on strike against Uber

Moscow taxi drivers protest against Uber.
Moscow taxi drivers protest against Uber. Image by Nickolas Titkov / CC BY-SA 2.0

Four thousand Moscow taxi drivers went on a strike over the weekend to protest against Uber, Yandex NV and GetTaxi ride-hailing services. According to the cab drivers’ union, these services are pushing prices down which is reducing the drivers’ average daily income by 30%. In Moscow, online ride-hailing services don’t operate cars, but taxi drivers can use them to get customers. The drivers on strike therefore decided not to accept customers through online services. Read more: skift.com