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Cancun airport cab drivers refuse to work after new directors refuse to pay commissions

Cancun, Q. R. — Dozens of Cancun airport cab drivers protested Tuesday at the officers of the cab company. The upset drivers were demanding unpaid benefits and commissions, which they say, the new owners refuse to acknowledge.

Their protest stemmed from a failed Monday meeting with the new directors. The drivers say with the official change of hands, the new owners do not want to pay out the earned commissions for the sales of tourist transport services.

One of the cab drivers who did not want to be named, said after the Monday meeting, they are refusing to work until they are paid.

“On Monday, we decided not to not work until they pay us. The company has resources, on average they take 100 trips in each of the 4 terminals, but they tell us that there is not enough to pay us, it is not fair,” she said.

Sergio Romero, CROC Union Coordinator in Cancun, said the drivers decided to strike after negotiations with the new directors did not favor the workers. He said the Ministry of Labor has already been informed of the situation to ensure their labor rights are respected.

Without the drivers, there are around 80 units sitting in the airport parking lot not being used.