Taxis to shut Brussels down in protest against UberWednesday, 21 March 2018 19:49
He apologized on behalf of the taxi drivers for any inconvenience that the action might cause, but explained that their representatives have tried dialogue in vain since 2015. “In the consultative committee, we don’t consult at all”, Bouchal explained. “The minister just informs us of the Government’s decisions. We are calling for the resignation of [Mobility Minister] Pascal Smet”.
Basically, Bouchal is against the liberalisation of the sector. “If Uber respects regulations, we’ll view it like any other networking platform, like the Green Taxis”, Bouchal said. “The taxi sector is the laboratory of liberalization. If we lose this battle, I think that will mean the death of salaried work. We’ll live on flexibility and mini-jobs. We’ll return to the piece work of the 19th century.”
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