Taxi drivers affiliated to the CTE, FEDETAXI, UNIATRAMC and UNALT unions are planning to observe a nine-hour nationwide strike from 06.00 (local time) on 3 October to denounce government plans to regulate the sector. In the capital Madrid, the event will be accompanied by a march by drivers that will begin at 12.00 (local time) from the Plaza de Colón to the Paseo del Prado via the Carrera de San Jerónimo. The CTE union has stated that it expects around 20,000 people to participate. Similar demonstrations are likely on the day in other major urban centres, including Valencia (Valencia autonomous community) and Barcelona (Catalonia autonomous community).
- Pre-book rental cars or seek alternative modes of transport for important journeys to minimise inconvenience on 3 October.
- Plan routes circumventing the Plaza de Colón, the Paseo del Prado and the Carrera de San Jerónimo in Madrid to minimise travel delays because of the planned 3 October demonstration.
- Avoid all demonstrations as a standard security precaution.
- Monitor our travel security alerts for further updates.