The Attica region will be “taxiless” on Thursday, as the Attica Taxi Drivers’ Union (SATA) announced a 24-hour strike in protest of an amendment proposed by the Ministry of Tourism.

As part of the strike, taxi owners are calling for a gathering with their vehicles at 9:30 am at the intersection of Spyrou Patsi and Athinon Avenue.

The SATA Board of Directors unanimously decided to strike in a meeting on Tuesday.

The contested amendment will be put to vote on Thursday.

Their announcement read, “in a global first, they want to legally prohibit the control that regulatory authorities have the constitutional right to exercise over both the drivers of these vehicles and the passengers being transported. […] The government did not understand the message given to them by our sector and the Greek people on June 9. They unrelentingly continue the work of leveling an entire sector in favor of cartels.”

The strike began at 6 am on Thursday and will end at 6 Friday morning.