Independant Strike Action
Canberra Elite Taxis are not involved in the independant strike action organized by taxi drivers and operators scheduled for this Wednesday 16th September from 8am – 11am. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience.
The level of frustration in the taxi industry has reached a point where industry participants are trying by any means to have their voices heard by their community. We certainly understand the real concerns of taxi drivers and owners.
The prevailing conditions in the taxi industry due to the entrance of companies such as Uber have been grossly unfair. The response by governments on addressing the regulatory challenge has been too slow. Action taken to stop these large global corporations from making a mockery of our legal system while they make their regulatory decisions has been ineffective.
Governments need to act urgently and start ensuring that emerging technologies abide by our legislation. Taxi drivers and operators are legitimate small business owners working hard to make ends meet in a highly regulated environment with significant associated costs. The situation in Canberra threatens to become unsustainable.
We will continue to impress on the ACT Government the importance of a level playing field and will make every effort to maintain a constructive working relationship as they work through associated policy issues.
One real test for any change is to guarantee real and lasting customer benefits in both service and price. We sincerely hope Canberra passes this test.