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Steelworkers To Rally Outside Saskatoon City Hall In Defence of Taxi Jobs

SASKATOON – Members of the United Steelworkers Local 2014 and the Steelworkers Taxi Council will hold a rally outside Saskatoon City Hall to protest the introduction of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to the city.

The rally will take place during the Transportation Network Companies Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 2:00 p.m. CST.

“Our drivers work every day of the year providing our community safe, comfortable and reliable service,” says Malik Draz, President of USW Local 2014. “Ride-hailing apps offer no guarantees about accepting fares around the clock, and the notion that they will help with transportation needs during peak times, such as holidays or peak events is completely unfounded.”

The Steelworkers want to see a modernized taxi industry that will be beneficial to both the public and taxi workers.

Details:

What: United Steelworkers Taxi Council Rally

When: Dec. 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Saskatoon City Hall (222 3rd Ave North)

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For further information:

Malik Umar Draz, USW Local 2014, 306-370-3838
Brad West, USW Communications, bwest@usw.ca, 604-313-9185

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