So this is why I had a hard time finding a taxi this morning..I was wondering how taxi drivers do it..with the price of gas and the cost of life being what it is in Beirut..ridiculously HIGH.
There needs to be reform.. and soon. Taxi drivers are suffering…
There is such an unequal distribution of wealth in Lebanon it’s crazy..such blatant waste and excess in the face of such obvious suffering..If the country can afford to rebuild their entire downtown area, I think they can afford to raise the wage rate of taxi drivers..
It’s just pitiful is what it is..
BEIRUT: Taxi drivers will strike Monday to protest the rising prices of gasoline, announced the Taxi Drivers and Transport Agencies Union, during the founding meeting of the Lebanese Driving Schools Union. The group met Sunday to discuss amending current traffic laws and stressed the need to pursue the strike scheduled for Monday as all taxi drivers of all political affiliations were suffering from high gasoline prices. Meeting participants agreed the current law not only needed to be amended but, most importantly, implemented. –The Daily Star