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Taxi drivers call for dialogue: Uber ignores critical voices

Drivers want safe working conditions and a fair income. Last week, Rotterdam taxi drivers took a strong action during an Uber event at the Feijenoord Stadium. According to Niels Kater of the FNV trade union, the drivers want to draw attention to the deteriorating working conditions and…

Uber in a corner: charges of corporate espionage in Australia

Uber in a corner: charges of corporate espionage in Australia

A significant case has emerged in the courts of Victoria that is attracting the attention of both the technology and legal communities. Uber is accused of serious misconduct, including corporate espionage and hacking into competitors' systems. It…

New EU legislation breaks false self-employment

New EU legislation breaks false self-employment

A victory for platform workers and a historic breakthrough in protecting the digital labor market. After a period of uncertainty and intense negotiations within the European Union, during which it looked for a long time as if new platform legislation would fail due to opposition...

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Taxi drivers come out on top with a multi-million claim against Uber

According to the Brussels Court of Appeal, Uber drove illegally in Brussels for six years. The dispute started when the Belgian Federation of Taxis (Febet), together with about twenty taxi drivers, filed a lawsuit in 2018 with the intention of banning UberX…

Tensions between Uber and TTO reach boiling point in Eindhoven

Tensions between Uber and TTO reach boiling point in Eindhoven

The incident indicates that there is still a long way to go, while the traveler watches and asks questions about what on earth the profession is doing? Tensions between regular taxi drivers and drivers of the online taxi service Uber are…

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Uber Eats starts collaboration with Adecco for courier services

Uber Eats is allowing delivery drivers to work through employment agency Adecco on a trial basis. Uber Eats, the food delivery platform, is taking a new path in the Netherlands by collaborating with employment agency Adecco. On November 13, Uber Eats will launch a pilot project in…

The Court of Appeal sees Uber more as an employer but is waiting for the Supreme Court for a final ruling

The Court of Appeal sees Uber more as an employer but is waiting for the Supreme Court for a final ruling

The fact that the court decides to consult the Supreme Court also emphasizes the precedent that this case can have. The court in Amsterdam has ruled in the case brought by the trade union FNV against Uber. The interim ruling seems favorable…

Wallonia welcomes Uber: a leap forward or a pitfall?

Wallonia welcomes Uber: a leap forward or a pitfall?

While the Walloon Parliament welcomes Uber and similar services, there are concerns about fair competition and the future of social transport. The access of platforms such as Uber, Bolt and Heetch to Walloon roads is a fact. The Walloon Parliament gave…

Uber achieves a symbolic success with many underlying questions

Uber achieves a symbolic success with many underlying questions

A profit figure can temporarily distract attention. Uber's financial results last Tuesday drew a lot of attention. After more than a decade of operating losses, the Silicon Valley technology giant has finally turned black. A profit of almost…

Via and Uber join forces to provide cost-efficient transportation

Via and Uber join forces to provide cost-efficient transportation

At Via, the approach is all about maximizing cost-effectiveness while serving as many travelers as possible. A striking collaboration has been announced by Via and Uber in their partnership. With the aim of helping authorities to attract more travelers in a cost-effective way…

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal is once again considering the conflict between FNV and Uber

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal is once again considering the conflict between FNV and Uber

The developments in this case follow previous rulings in which courts have ruled that platform companies are responsible for the labor rights of their employees. Uber and FNV face each other again in the courtroom of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, with the conflict…

Uber suspends Bo Young Lee over 'Don't Call Me Karen' events

Uber suspends Bo Young Lee over 'Don't Call Me Karen' events

Despite promises of reform, Uber's corporate culture continues to pose problems. A series of events aimed at uniting the workforce at Uber has ended in chaos with the head of diversity, equity and inclusion suspended after black and Hispanic employees complained. Cause…

Neelie Kroes distances herself completely from Ligea Wells' statements

Neelie Kroes distances herself completely from Ligea Wells' statements

Management assistant Ligea Wells feels used and abused by Uber. The former politician and director Neelie Kroes informs NRC in a response by e-mail that she "dissociates herself completely" from the statements of Ligea Wells. “The presumptuous insinuations that…

The new Uber app, simpler and more personal for customers

The new Uber app, simpler and more personal for customers

According to Uber, the release will go to “tens of millions” of customers in 1.200 cities around the world. You may see some changes the next time you use the Uber app. Uber today launched an updated version of its app with the aim of…

Amsterdam taxi driver remains on a collision course with Uber

Amsterdam taxi driver remains on a collision course with Uber

Taxi drivers demand all kinds of things that a normal self-respecting company should grant its employees. The fact that Uber does not respond to protests is part of the policy. You can also not expect the Uber head of Europe, Maurits Schönfeld to be angry…

Labor court ordered Uber to pay millions

Labor court ordered Uber to pay millions

Uber is surprised by this decision. No surprise, but a logical application of jurisprudence according to Stéphane Teyssier. The Lyon Labor Court sentenced the American platform company Uber to pay almost 17 million euros to 139 taxi drivers. According to the lawyer Stéphane…

Uber has lost its way, drivers are taking action in Amsterdam

Uber has lost its way, drivers are taking action in Amsterdam

Uber must be reachable and must not block drivers. Uber drivers sprang into action again. The demonstration started at Schiphol, but then the drivers drove to the head office at Mr. Treublaan in Amsterdam. A police spokesperson said…

Declare binding that the collective labor agreement is not unlawful towards Uber

Declare binding that the collective labor agreement is not unlawful towards Uber

Like the judge in preliminary relief proceedings in The Hague, the court is of the opinion that the claims cannot be allowed.

No different tax treatment for Uber

No different tax treatment for Uber

What Uber thought and hoped to get in terms of different tax treatment, it did not succeed. The conclusion according to the investigation report is that, in the words of the researchers, no favoring of Uber has taken place. What Uber thought and hoped to get…

The secret of metro and bright blue taxi in Qatar

The secret of metro and bright blue taxi in Qatar

Rides are subject to increased prices during peak times. When you arrive at Hamad International Airport (HIA) and walk to the taxi rank you will see the bright blue Karwa taxis all waiting to take you to a destination. Before you get in, we recommend…

Super Pumped: Roller Coaster Ride and Scandals of Uber

Super Pumped: Roller Coaster Ride and Scandals of Uber

Travis Kalanick wanted to make an outrageous amount of money by annexing the global taxi market. If you want to immerse yourself in the history of the platform company Uber for a weekend, we may have a good tip. In 2009, Travis Kalanick started a digital…

Socialist union will assist Uber drivers

Socialist union will assist Uber drivers

BTB and Uber sign historic deal for thousands of drivers. The Belgian transport union ABVV-BTB and Uber have announced a groundbreaking collaboration to improve working conditions for thousands of drivers using the Uber app in Belgium. The differences between the union…

Will Uber become the spherical platform for taxi drivers in Brussels?

Will Uber become the spherical platform for taxi drivers in Brussels?

Unfortunately, there are also a number of disadvantages to offering services via the Uber platform. The American company announced that it will allow Brussels taxi drivers to offer their services on its application. A decision that affects both drivers and users…

Sam Bouchal advises taxi drivers not to use the Uber app

Sam Bouchal advises taxi drivers not to use the Uber app

the app loses half of the number of drivers in Brussels due to the new ordinance. The American tech company Uber is opening the app to all drivers in the taxi market, whether they drive with a taxi or passenger transport license (VVB). Among other…

Government approves taxi ordinance implementation decrees

Government approves taxi ordinance implementation decrees

The reform strengthens the status of drivers. The Brussels government has approved the two implementing decrees of the taxi ordinance. They will enter into force on 21 October, Prime Minister Rudi Vervoort reports. This reform of the taxi sector is the result of…

The ghost drivers of Uber and Deliveroo

The ghost drivers of Uber and Deliveroo

The Tax and Customs Administration has great difficulty collecting tax from the deliverers. Platform companies Uber Eats and Deliveroo provide work to undocumented meal delivery drivers in the Netherlands on a large scale, according to research by NRC. Six years ago they didn't exist yet, the men with bags,…

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State Secretary Van Rij on the tax treatment of Uber

Great public outcry led to the disclosure. Various political groups have raised questions following reports that senior officials violated the rules to favor Uber. In the letter to parliament, Van Rij writes that the Tax and Customs Administration is now investigating…

Uber is investigating the Amsterdam Pride incident

Uber is investigating the Amsterdam Pride incident

Police reluctant to label it an LGBTQ incident. Hundreds of people demonstrated at the gay monument in Amsterdam in response to a possible assault during the past Pride weekend. A 23-year-old woman from Amsterdam says she was assaulted by an Uber taxi driver last weekend. …

Uber lets taxi drivers choose their own rides

Uber lets taxi drivers choose their own rides

The technology platform aims to improve the independence and decision-making power of its drivers. Uber is rolling out its feature in a growing number of cities, giving drivers access to the fare price and destination before they have to…

Taxi surcharge for wheelchair users criticized

Taxi surcharge for wheelchair users criticized

This is in open contradiction to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Calculating special surcharges for the transport of people who have to move around in a wheelchair is under pressure. By charging extra costs,…

Taxi company Uber can wait for appeal

Taxi company Uber can wait for appeal

Still, tough times await Uber in the Netherlands. According to the court in Amsterdam, Uber drivers are employees, but the company asked for the suspension of that judgment pending appeal. The Court of Appeal now grants that requirement and the drivers will remain self-employed for the time being.…

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