Taxi firm FonaCab insists drivers’ strike is just ‘rumours’
The managing director of a Belfast taxi firm has denied that his drivers are set to strike over a row about discount fares.
FonaCab recently introduced a 25% discount card on cash fares in a bid to make the taxi firm more competitive.
However, some drivers have expressed anger at the move.
William McCausland, managing director, last night dismissed talk of a strike as “rumours by competitors”.
“Drivers from other depots have been talking about a strike at FonaCab, but they would say that as our new discount fares will damage them,” he said.
Mr McCausland said that any loss in fares would be made up by increased business.
However, one FonaCab driver told the Belfast Telegraph: “I have seen no upturn in ether trade or takings, if after a period of time there is no increase will these cards be done away with?”
Mr McCausland responded that the discount card came out of extensive market research.
“We have done a lot of research on this and are committed to it but we will monitor the impact it has over the weeks and months ahead,” he said.