• Spain Ended Its Massive Taxi Strike Over Uber. But It Didn't Solve the Problem

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Spain's big taxi strike is over, for now, after the government said it would let local authorities make their own rules on licensing for ride-hailing firms. The country's national taxi association, Antaxi, also said the government had agreed to its demand that drivers on platforms such as Uber and local rival Cabify should get only one operating license for every 30 given to regular taxi drivers.
    The strike ran for six days until Wednesday, causing significant disruption across the country. It started when taxi drivers in Barcelona began a protest against a court ruling that rejected local...
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  • Spanish ‘anti-Uber' taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation

    Spanish ‘anti-Uber' taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country's autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities.
    The VTC licenses are used by Uber and local ride-hailing rival Cabify to offer professional driver services in the country. So the government's decision looks likely to limit the size of their businesses in regional markets which choose to uphold the cap.
    Previous decisions by European courts have essentially closed down Uber's p2p ride-hailing services in the...
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