Several videos have been posted to social media by bus and taxi operators, showing the effect of the withdrawal of service by some of their colleagues.

The videos show several taxis parked in places such as Flanker in St James; Portmore in St Catherine and Half-Way Tree in St Andrew.

In Half-Way Tree, the video shows scores of commuters, including students, left stranded at the Spencer James car park behind Mandela Park and at the Red Hills Road taxi stand.

In Flanker, a taxi operator says the decision to withdraw services is a show of solidarity.

A taxi operator in Flanker, and before him, one in Half-Way Tree.

But taxi association heads have distanced themselves from the action.

Speaking on Nationwide This Morning, President of the National Council of Taxi Associations, Dion Chance, said while he agrees with the concerns the operators have raised, the strike is premature.