Minutes before 11 o’clock, the drivers again stopped the march on Avenida Costanera in Mar del Plata, where a caravan of more than ten blocks of rental vehicles was formed.
Pablo Sánchez, president of the Taxi Drivers Society, told Télam that the measure is “for an indefinite period” until the mayor of Montenegro “attends and gives us a satisfactory response to our requests.”
Supetax, Simpetax, Su Taxi, Taxicoop, Taxi Puerto, Servitaxi, MDQ Taxi, Malvinas Taxi, Paso Cars and Remicoop are the entities that performed the force measurement.
“We will stay here until the mayor or Santiago Bonifatti (government secretary) attends to us, comes to talk to us and assures us that they will not allow these applications that in themselves act under illegality. To us to circulate, to function, The Municipality asks us to circulate under certain rules. It is unfair competition,” sentenced.
For his part, Carlos Seip of the ex-combatants taxi cooperative, said “the mayor turned a deaf ear to our claims” and asked the mayor “instead of doing politics and thinking about the elections, he attends to us and does not allow the operation of applications who do not have municipal authorization to circulate as public transport”.
The orders of taxi drivers and remiseros in Mar del Plata
The entities prepared a petition that consists of four points and the drivers warned that they will not “give up any”. The demands are:
- That the mayor of Montenegro “assumes the political commitment” to “block” the draft ordinance to regulate digital transport platforms presented by the official councilor Angélica González, from the ranks of the Civic Coalition.
- Let them return Controls and inspections of all transport that is contracted through the applications “in an accurate way”, since they maintain that they were “left aside” this season.
- That the Municipality announce the fines and sanctions that are created for non-compliance with ordinance 23928, which prohibits the transport service with vehicles without municipal authorization. “We suspect that the fines are without effect,” the drivers shot.
- That all signage and advertising be removed from the applications that “they are not allowed in General Pueyrredón”, in reference to Uber and Cabify.
“There is no kind of consensus. It is proven all over the world that when they have been granted certain permits they do not comply with them either. When they get 100, they bring 1000; If you enable 1,000, they bring you 5,000 cars. They don’t meet any requirements.” Sanchez concluded.