Strike puts brakes on CT taxis

Drivers affiliated with the Two Oceans Regional Taxi Council are on a one-day strike.

FILE: Taxi drivers affiliated with the Two Oceans Regional Taxi Council in CT have embarked on a one-day strike. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Taxi commuters have been left in the lurch this morning after taxi drivers affiliated to the Two Oceans Regional Taxi Council called a one-day strike.

Taxi boss Basil Nagel claims authorities have done nothing to deal with tensions among rival taxi groups in parts of the southern suburbs.

He adds a number of areas will be affected by today's strike.

"Hanover Park, Retreat, Steenberg, Lotus River, Fish Hoek, Wynberg, Mowbray, all the routes are affected. It's all drivers affiliated to the Two Oceans Regional Taxi Council."

Nagel adds a protest march has also been planned.

"The taxi industry has taken a stand to call for a one-day protest march. The purpose of the protest is that we are concerned about the safety of our commuters as well as the safety of the broader community."