Spanish taxi drivers end 6-day strike, govt to limit licenses for online companies

Spanish taxi drivers ended a six-day strike late Wednesday after the government said it will limit licenses for online ride-hailing companies such as Uber. The move would be the latest setback for the service following global protests by taxi drivers. For almost a week, thousands of taxi drivers across Spain blocked major city streets with their cabs in protest against the services they claimed worked under less restrictive regulation that made it impossible to compete, Reuters said. The government agreed to pass new regulations in September that will guarantee a cap on licenses for the services at a ratio of just one permit for every 30 taxi permits.