Starting in the month of October, VTC companies that operate with platforms such as UBER or Cabify will not be able to continue making urban journeys, which are the majority. The moratorium imposed four years ago by the Government ends, unless the communities say otherwise and approve their own regulations, as Madrid has already done.
This model, which has aroused the fears of the taxi industry that today has called for strikes and demonstrations in Catalonia, as explained, in The mornings of RNE with Íñigo Alfonso, Tito Álvarez, spokesman for Elite Taximajority union. “We do not have answers and we have a lot of uncertainty,” he assured, expressing his concern about a draft that says that “it is already circulating through the political parties” and that it would not contemplate, for example, the proportion of 1 taxi for every 30 VTC as claimed by the sector.
“We do not want an economic model based on precariousness and intrusiveness,” Álvarez remarked, and for this reason they “stepped on the accelerator” of the protests.
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