Posted September 16, 2018 01:16:53Racist, misogynist and homophobic slurs are no longer the only offensive terms that are used by taxi drivers.
Now they’re also being used by car rental companies to recruit passengers, according to a report by local journalist and blogger Jayamix Tangerang.
In a report for Wired, Jayamx said that taxis are often referred to as “carnies” or “cafes” by customers, because they offer rides to and from a nearby restaurant.
“I don’t know why taxi drivers are even getting paid for their services,” said Jayam, who is a freelance journalist and an anti-racist campaigner.
“The drivers are being recruited to fill a void that they’re left with, where there are so many more people out there who don’t see taxis as a safe and convenient way to get around the city.”
Jayam said that his organisation has identified many instances where taxi drivers have been asked to pay for extra services, like extra parking, or extra parking spots.
Jayam’s report has sparked a debate on Twitter.
Many drivers in the city of Pangasinan said that they don’t want to be a target of discriminatory discrimination.
The taxi industry has been a target for criticism in the past, as many drivers complain of harassment and abuse.
Taxi drivers also say they are not paid enough.
Jayampang’s report prompted a series of tweets by the city’s taxi drivers, which were shared by the official Twitter account of Pongasinan’s transportation authority, Pangasinan City Transport.
In the wake of Jayam’s research, Pongasinant said that it has decided to establish a new committee of professionals and to establish an official policy that will take into account drivers’ concerns.
“We are trying to do what we can to ensure that the taxi drivers’ issues are taken into account when we decide on the future of the taxi industry,” Pongans director of transportation and transport services, Antonio Armas, told local media.
“The new committee is made up of representatives from the taxi and public transport industry, and we’re also trying to establish the rules and regulations that are needed in the future.