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Spain will wake up without taxis in protest against the VTCs that operate Uber or Cabify

Spain will dawn tomorrow without taxis in the streets for a 24-hour strike called by the associations of the union against the activity of rental vehicles with driver (VTC) that intermediate Cabify or Uber.

Madrid, November 28 (EFE) .- Spain will wake up tomorrow without taxis in the streets for a strike of 24 hours called by associations of the union against the activity of rental vehicles with driver (VTC) that intermediate Cabify or Uber.

From 06.00 hrs riding tomorrow in a taxi will be impossible in big cities, except for services in hospitals, emergencies, airports and stations.

Fedetaxi, the Caracol Association, Antaxi, Elite Taxi (FETE) and Plataforma TNT trust that 100% of the collective will stop until 06.00 am Thursday.

In addition, since 11.00 these associations have convened in Madrid a demonstration, which could gather more than 20,000 people in a march that will begin in the roundabout of Atocha and will conclude two hours later in the Plaza de Neptuno, next to the Congress of Deputies.

More than 20 vintage taxis will open the march as an expression of the request of greater protectionist measures in the face of the emergence of services such as Uber or Cabify, the platforms that put users in contact with drivers who drive vehicles with the VTC sticker on the rear glass.

The current legislation contemplates that for every 30 taxi licenses a VTC license can coexist.

However, taxi drivers insist that this ratio has been violated. Even after the recent ruling of the Supreme Court that will allow 80 new VTC license concessions, they believe that in the next few months 10,000 more cars could be circulated with a VTC sticker and "further endangering" the legal framework.

Taxi drivers are calling on administrations for more control over this competing activity. the market, to evade tax obligations, a lack of security, intrusion and illegal practices in the collection of travelers, among other issues.

Uber and Cabify, on the other hand, They expressed their satisfaction with the decision of the Supreme Court and said that it favors citizens and their right to choose between different mobility alternatives.

The Government, through the Ministry of Development, has tried to calm the guild spirit of taxi drivers through a new royal decree that regulates VTC activity and avoid fraud and speculation. light at the end of the year.

However, for taxi drivers the content of the royal decree is insufficient. demand greater control of VTCs in the streets.

Fedetaxi and the Auto Taxi Association of Madrid have condemned and rejected any violent act that takes place in the name of the taxi on the occasion of the demonstration convened in Madrid by this group.

Uber drivers have decided for security reasons not to connect to users in the area of manifestation in Madrid and the surrounding streets while the protest lasts, although they will function normally in the rest of the capital throughout the day.

Cabify has announced that will operate, in turn, with restrictions and not in all time slots.

Unauto VTC, the majority association in the VTC activity, has requested today that the law be complied with so that this collective can operate "without being subjected to harassment and violence perpetrated by certain radical sectors" of the taxi sector.

The president of Unauto, Eduardo Martin, has rejected that The VTC is in a situation of illegality and has said that the objective of the most radical sectors of the taxi sector is to expel them from the market and "to maintain their monopoly".

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