Thursday, June 25, 2015

Taxi strike: Unions refuse to go to Matignon – Le Figaro

o Multiple disturbances across France

snails Operations, blockades of train stations and airports, transport vehicles with driver (VTC) being targeted: nearly 3000 taxis angrily denounce the Thursdays in France “wild competition” mobile UberPOP, creating major disruptions.

At the Paris Roissy airport, access to the three terminals (2E, 2F and 2D) were blocked and disrupted traffic , as in many areas of Paris. Tense atmosphere also Orly airport where strikers hunted for illegal drivers, under the eyes of law enforcement. Porte Maillot, taxis stormed and burned two vans drivers VTC, leading to the intervention of the riot police and firefighters, in an acrid smell of smoke, with rattling roar of firecrackers and overturned garbage cans. The access to the station from the North to the Gare de Lyon were blocked by dozens of cars.

In Toulouse and Lyon, taxis blocked access to the train station and the airport. “Why not tomorrow plumber Uber, Uber electrician? And everybody will do anything, it will be safety where?” Asked Lyon Gérald Giraud.

Traffic also disrupted in Marseille and from its airport. For Gilles Alonso, the 13 Alliance Taxi union, “when one performs any social care, it’s easy to shop at 3 or 4 euros …”.

o Bernard Cazeneuve calls for ban of UberPOP

The interior minister, who appealed for calm, asked the Paris police prefect to make an order prohibiting the activity ‘UberPop. Bernard Cazeneuve also asked all prefects to seize the prosecutors that they apply the “strongest” on infringements of the social rules and fiscal observed on the part of American society with Uber UberPOP .

o The unions refuse to surrender at Matignon

Dissatisfied by Bernard Cazeneuve proposal to ban the activity of UberPop, the Inter took the decision “unanimously”. The unions, which were to be received by four ministers are reluctant to respond favorably to the invitation of Premier services. They claim the outright disabling the application, deemed illegal by the government.


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