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Auckland taxi driver dispute: 150 cabs boycott airport

Media Statement: Auckland Taxi Association

Friday December 6, 2013

Update: Auckland taxi driver dispute escalate: 150 cabs boycott airport

120 taxi drivers who are members of Auckland Taxi Association met at the Onehunga Bowling Club this morning and resolved not to work from the airport until the taxi driver dispute with the Auckland Airport is resolved.

Drivers at the meeting today came from a range of Auckland’s non-major taxi companies which work the ranks at the airport.

50 drivers working for President Taxis were notified on Wednesday that President Taxis would no longer have a contract with Auckland Airport as of 11.59 pm on Monday 9 December 2013.

Auckland Taxi Association spokesperson Manmohan Singh disputed comments this morning from Auckland Airport.

“Drivers were aware that President Taxis was in discussions with the Airport to get out of its airport contract two months ago, but drivers were told by the owner of President that no agreement could be reached.”

“However we understand Auckland Airport had a long meeting with President Taxis last week.”

“It is unacceptable that we have only 5 days’ notice that we are being denied pick-up rights at the airport through President Taxis. ”

As at 3pm today the number of taxi drivers involved in the dispute had increased from 120 to 150, Manmohan Singh said.

Ends.


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