February 25th, local time, taxi drivers in Athens, the capital of Greece, and Thessaloniki, the second largest city, went on strike to demand improved economic treatment.
On that day, hundreds of taxi drivers also held a rally in central Athens to protest.
Some organizers said that it was unfair that only 40% of taxi drivers could get subsidies from the competent authorities.
Because since the outbreak of COVID-19, the flow of people has been strictly controlled, the taxi industry as a whole has suffered a heavy blow, drivers generally have low income, many people’s economic situation is difficult, and life is difficult to continue.
During the strike, organizers put forward a series of demands, including paying social security, pensions and medical insurance for taxi drivers at this stage.