This summer, Spain held a protracted strike of taxi drivers in Barcelona against the drivers of Uber and Cabify.
What was the reason?
In March, the Uber taxi service resumed its operation in Barcelona after a nearly four-year pause. The drivers must have a VTC license – a car that can be hired, with a driver. Moreover, drivers must be registered as individual entrepreneurs. This type of license is much cheaper than the official license of a taxi.
Spain’s drivers are alarmed about the growth of smartphone ride-hailing services such as Uber and Cabify.
What was the reaction?
The strike spread to other big cities, including Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga and Bilbao.
As a result, Uber and Cabify drivers decided to suspend their work in Barcelona for an indefinite period.
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