Taxi drivers suspend blockades aimed at UBER in Puerto Vallarta

June 28, 2017
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At 1:55 PM on Wednesday, taxi drivers suspended blockades at 4 points in Puerto Vallarta, due to the arrival of UBER to the city.

Under the slogan “Knock Down UBER,” the transportation leaders informed their union members gathered at the plaza kiosk in the heart of Puerto Vallarta to stand down.

The agreement was to suspend action until a crucial meeting is held this Friday, in which the municipal president, Arturo Dávalos Peña, the secretary of the Confederation of Mexican Workers, CTM, Rafael Yerena and staff of the government of Jalisco, would discuss the operation of UBER in the city.

Taxi drivers planned on blocking routes into the city between the Ameca River in the north, and Mismaloya in the south. A plan that could be carried out on Friday after negotiations take place.

Citizens have been asked to stay calm and take precautions in the event of a blockade. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña was reported to have talks with the secretary general of the Mexican Confederation of Workers, CTM, and state government officials, in order to seek alternatives and solutions that would not damage the beach destination.

There have already been two reports of violence against UBER drivers in Puerto Vallarta. The Secretary of the Federation of Workers in Jalisco warns that violence could increase in the area if UBER continues to operate.

On Monday, governor of the state, Aristotle Sandoval stated the UBER would not be allowed to operation in Puerto Vallarta, but the service was inaugurated Tuesday morning.

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