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Taxi drivers on work stoppage and 24h strike to oppose tax bill

With a work stoppage on Thursday, November 16, and a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 22, taxi drivers will be responding to the government’s tax bill affecting self-employed.

that was published on Tuesday in a public consultation entitled “Measures to curb tax evasion”.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Attica Taxi Drivers’ Union (SATA) pointed out that “the government defiantly ignored all the arguments of the freelancers and the self-employed and is proceeding with the implementation of the Pisarides plan while turning a blind eye to multinational companies and large business groups.”

SATA characterized the draft law as “chronology of a foretold death for every small and medium-sized business”, adding that “this government is programmed to employ all freelancers and self-employed people.”

For this reason, SATA at the meeting of its Board of Directors decided to proceed to:

  1. Work stoppage on Thursday 16 November from 09.00 in the morning to 16.00 in the afternoon. There will be a protest march from Athens Avenue to the Ministry of Finance and then to the Ministry of Transport and a protest resolution will be filed.
  2. Participation of taxis in the 24-hour strike that all freelancers and self-employed workers will do on November 22.

“SATA rejects every word of the tax bill of shame and calls the taxi drivers to a struggle without tomorrow,” the statement reportedly stressed.

The taxi union had a meeting with deputy finance minister Haris Theoharis on Monday but apparently did not manage to persuade him to exempt the taxi owners from the new tax bill that will tax them according to deemed income.

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