Spain govt in talks with taxi drivers protesting ride-hailing services

Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain’s government met on Monday to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. The Ministry of Development says the meeting will follow others with representatives of drivers working for apps like Uber and Cabify. Taxi drivers were angered by a court’s decision to temporarily suspend Barcelona’s move to curb the operation of private companies. They also demand a ratio of 1 to 30 private versus public taxi licenses. Cab rides are limited to emergencies in Madrid and Barcelona, where a main thoroughfare remains blocked by cabs and drivers sleeping in tents, AP reported.