NEWS

48-hour strike…

A taxi driver walks between parked cabs in central Athens yesterday, joining a 48-hour strike called by his union to protest austerity measures heralded by the government. Cabbies, who are to continue their strike today, object to the government’s plans, which would oblige them to issue receipts, keep account books and pay tax according to their income. Under the current system, all drivers pay around 1,200 euros in tax per year, irrespective of what they earn. This week’s action follows two 24-hour strikes last month.