TAXI drivers have called off a strike planned for Friday.
They intended to take industrial action to protest against a 62% increase in the licence fee renewal.
The cabbies were due to strike between 6am on Friday and 6am on Saturday.
But Amjad Nadeem, secretary of Kirklees Hackney Carriage Association, announced this afternoon that the strike had been called off to prevent disruption to Bank Holiday weekend revellers.
He said: "About 250 Hackney carriage and private hire drivers met in Dewsbury on Tuesday night. The majority voted against striking because of the disruption it would cause on the Bank Holiday weekend."
The drivers plan to hold demonstrations against the Kirklees Council price hikes instead.