ArmInfo. The drivers of fixed-route taxis in Yerevan announced a strike in connection with the rise in price of the price of compressed gas.
The drivers of taxis, in particular, say that raising the price of compressed gas makes their work not profitable. "In the current situation, we either have to increase tariffs for travel, or work with damage." What the authorities want from us? We already have hard work, we work 18 hours a day, from 5-6 in the morning to late at night, often do not have the opportunity even a snack for the day, and for this we get a penny, and now they want to deprive the government of their short-sighted economic policy for this kopeck. "If this continues, we will simply emigrate," one of the protesters named Simon told ArmInfo correspondent.
Albert Gevorgyan, an adviser to the Yerevan transport measure, came to discuss the situation with drivers and owners of route "lines". However, the methods of talking Gevorgyan with the drivers and owners of the route lines were more like a yard disassembly. He shouted at the protesters, "ordered" them immediately to sit behind the wheel and stop the "outrage", otherwise "it will be bad." But the real wrath of the city official was granted to the owners of the route "lines", on which he yelled literally, wondering how they could allow such a rally. One of them Gevorgyan "ordered to go with him" and to prevent possible disobedience, pushed him, hitting him on the back. However, neither the Or, nor the threats of the city official forced the drivers to stop the strike. They said that they would return to work only if the problem found its solution.
Let's notice, that for last month , together with other goods , the compressed gas price grew also (for 18%). Currently, the fee for public transport in Yerevan is 100 drams.