10 Nov, 2016 @ 11:32
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Spanish taxi drivers lead European fight against Uber app

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File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi signA UNION of taxi drivers has announced plans to merge with its rivals to ‘fight the Uber lobby in Brussels’.

Fedetaxi, Spain’s largest cabby union, has invited all drivers who want to create a common front against the ‘intrusion’ and ‘unlawful competition’ of multinationals.

Union leader Miguel Angel Leal said: “Fedetaxi is home to all taxi drivers, except those who betray the industry and pursue only profit.

“We will continue working to push for regulation of taxis as a public service that doesn’t strip independent drivers of their jobs and their income.”

Uber, an app which automatically calculates the taxi fare and transfers payment to its driver, operates in 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide, but has faced criticism from traditional taxi drivers who are losing customers.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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  1. Maybe the Spanish cab drivers should stop ripping off customers and their customers wouldn’t be looking towards User. The number of times I’ve been driven round the houses by Spanish taxis makes me wish User lots of success in breaking the corrupt monopoly that exists in Spain.

  2. The Uber drivers will still be Spanish cabbies and will have no incentive to behave differently. They will also be part of a monopoly. Que diferencia?
    “Uber” not “User” by the way

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