Vigo taxi drivers find inventive ways to work around strict clothing regulations

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A Vigo taxi driver demonstrates his right to wear the skirt in the souring temperatures. Credit: Shutterstock

Vigo taxi drivers are at the centre of a controversy regarding work clothing limitations.

The Taxi Cooperative organisation imposes the rules that even in the height of summer, where temperatures can reach over 40 degrees Celsius, taxi drivers are prohibited to wear shorts.

Due to souring temperatures recently taxi drivers have taken to wearing skirts to beat the heat, with the garment not currently on the restricted list.

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This action has had mixed reactions across social media and the different organisations, with the Taxi drivers union stating that it does not infringe on work performance and if the item is allowed to be work by female drivers then why can it not be worn by male drivers.

The Taxi Cooperation believes however that it does not benefit the image of the union and that the regulations that delimit the uniformity within the profession are skipped.


The social media reaction has been a majority in favour of the drivers.

The driver at the centre of the controversy has elected to stay silent, saying that he hopes that people can respect his decision to wear the skirt.




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