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Offbeat Uber in the Netherlands If drivers must be fixed

20:25  13 september  2021
20:25  13 september  2021 Source:   de.euronews.com

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of the Mobility Service on the Netherlands after a court ruling his drivers firmly hire. The independence of the drivers are "only on the paper", so they fell under the collective agreement for taxi drivers, judged a court in Amsterdam and thus gave the trade union feder.

  Uber in den Niederlanden muss Fahrer fest anstellen © Nam Y. Huh / AP

Uber-Northern Europe Maurits Schönfeld wrote, he was disappointed with this judgment. Most of the trainers wanted to stay independent. About announced appeal against the verdict.

The court saw clear evidence for a "modern employer authority". The drivers are dependent on the algorithms of the app, they are likely to reject only a few trips, and the company decides on the fare.

Uber has 4000 riders in Amsterdam alone.

The Trade Union Council of FNV had sued over and spoken of a hypothermatism. The judgment is in the opinion of the FNV an "important signal against hypothermatism".

Previously, there had been similar judgments in other countries like Great Britain.

in Germany works on the basis of legal conflicts around the competition with the taxi industry anyway differently: Germany is only acting as a mediation platform. The trips are carried out by car rental companies where the drivers are usually firmly hired.

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