Taxi Drivers Stopped Cabs Picking Passengers Up At Melbourne Airport As Part Of A Protest

Taxi drivers protest at Melbourne Airport on May 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Taxi drivers in Melbourne are protesting the axing of a ‘short-fare queue’ which allowed drivers to avoid the holding bay at Melbourne Airport

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Taxi drivers have picketed the holding area at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, preventing cabs from picking customers up as part of a protest over a ‘short-fare’ queue.


According to The Age, the picket is the latest development in a dispute over the short-fare queue that lets drivers avoid the holding area.

Taxi drivers are planning a second protest at 6pm this evening, according to The Age.

The protest, which began at 8am this morning, follows a partial blockage of cabs at the airport in May this year, The Age reported.

There’s more here.

Here’s a video from the May protest, via Sky News.


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