Edmonton cab drivers want to strike

EDMONTON — About 800 Edmonton taxi drivers are set to launch job action in a dispute over what cabbies call an unfair insurance surcharge.

EDMONTON — About 800 Edmonton taxi drivers are set to launch job action in a dispute over what cabbies call an unfair insurance surcharge.

The drivers, who work for Yellow, Barrel, Prestige and Checker cabs, served strike notice last Friday for 9:00 a.m. local time Monday if the situation were not resolved.

Teamsters Local 987, which represents drivers for several companies, says there were no negotiations over the weekend with the Edmonton Taxi Service Group, which runs the four businesses.

The union says the main issue is a $6,200 fine drivers must pay if they are involved in a collision in which they are at fault.

The union wants the surcharge removed or significantly reduced along with other expenses imposed by the employer.

One other large cab company in Edmonton would still be available for customers if there is a service disruption at the other four outlets.

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