Published On: Thu, Sep 10th, 2015

Taxi drivers in Brazil and Australia step up protests against Uber

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Two separate cities, thousands of kilometres apart, but holding protests with the same message – taxi drivers are fed up with Uber.

Thousands of drivers blocked streets and avenues in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, to protest against the ride-sharing service as the city council voted to ban the app, while in Melbourne, drivers say that rolling strikes will begin across Australia.

The ride-sharing app has faced protests around the world with cab drivers upset that Uber’s drivers don’t have to pay city fees or undergo official inspections.

Read the full story at stuff.co.nz

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