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.... So is the plumber who comes on behalf of the gas company to fix the boiler, despite the fact that his work seems to be controlled by a fascist computer system, timing him to the minute. The cab driver is self-employed, even though you paid an app. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... (By the way, contrary to what a Manchester taxi driver recently told me, we are still in the EU and may be for some time. Needless to say, this cab driver was a first-generation immigrant who told me there were too many immigrants in this country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A plan to force London minicab drivers to pass written English tests would put nearly a third of them out of business, the ride-hailing app Uber has argued. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Yes, there’s the price – it usually costs much less than taking a black cab. I don’t think it makes sense to pay more for a cab driver who has spent hours swotting up on “the knowledge” in a world where a satnav can plan a route more effectively using real-time traffic data. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It denotes 4. 8 million people: a great crowd of IT contractors, plumbers, hairdressers, cab drivers, cleaners, accountants and scores of other people, many of whom work hard for only the most modest rewards. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
.... So is the plumber who comes on behalf of the gas company to fix the boiler, despite the fact that his work seems to be controlled by a fascist computer system, timing him to the minute. The cab driver is self-employed, even though you paid an app. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
.... Yes, there’s the price – it usually costs much less than taking a black cab. I don’t think it makes sense to pay more for a cab driver who has spent hours swotting up on “the knowledge” in a world where a satnav can plan a route more effectively using real-time traffic data. ...
Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs image
. A plan to force London minicab drivers to pass written English tests would put nearly a third of them out of business, the ride-hailing app Uber has argued. ...
Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... (By the way, contrary to what a Manchester taxi driver recently told me, we are still in the EU and may be for some time. Needless to say, this cab driver was a first-generation immigrant who told me there were too many immigrants in this country. ...
Uber exploiting loophole to 'spread tentacles' across UK, union says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:55:20 PM
....Rix said the deregulation of the market and the arrival of Uber had “opened up a real hornets’ nest” all over the UK, where 40,000 Uber drivers now operate in more than 25 towns and cities. Last month, Southend council found that two cab drivers it had previously stripped of their licences were using the Uber app to pick up passengers in the area. ...
£1.74 an hour: Jinn couriers complain over low earnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 03:51:19 PM
.... A Guardian investigation into Hermes, whose 10,000 “lifestyle couriers” deliver parcels for retailers including Next and John Lewis, found workers earning less than £6 an hour. Minicab drivers on the Uber platform have repeatedly complained that their earnings fall below the minimum wage once Uber’s 20% cut and car expenses are deducted. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
.... There are 3. 5 million truck drivers in the US, as well as 233,000 cab drivers (an official estimate, which seems low), 330,000 Uber drivers and 660,000 bus drivers. ...
Uber is treating its drivers as sweated labour, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:51:59 PM
....Yaseen Aslam, the founder of United Private Hire Drivers, said the report’s findings echoed members’ experiences with Uber. “Minicab drivers throughout the UK have been exploited by operators for years but Uber’s entry to the market has accelerated a race to the bottom. ...
Uber drivers stage go-slow protest through central London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:55:59 PM
....The protest infuriated some drivers who found themselves blocked behind a line of slow-moving Toyota Prius cars. One angry black-cab driver shouted: “Do the knowledge!” a reference to the way cabbies have to memorise streets before getting their license rather than rely on GPS maps as Uber drivers do. ...
Do a financial health check and midlife needn’t mean a crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of October 2016 06:00:11 AM
....On ITV’s hit drama Cold Feet, late-40s Pete (played by John Thomson) is in the grip of a full-blown midlife crisis. He was made redundant, is juggling two minimum-wage jobs – a minicab driver and care home worker – and has been struggling with depression. ...
India's traditional taxis battle the ride-hailing apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 12:29:55 AM
.... . While tech start-ups fight for passengers online, what are traditional cab drivers to do? The answer is create a smartphone app of their own. ...

Is the ignorant Leave voter just a comforting myth?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:28:59 PM
. Covering the leaders’ speeches at the last election in small towns in the north west and Midlands, I was struck by how often the same incident would be raised by people in the audience, or by minicab drivers you’d meet on the way: How in October 2014, David Cameron had been presented by his European colleagues with a bill for an extra £1. ...
Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 07:13:07 AM
.... . While the apps are widely popular, they have undermined business for normal taxis and have been met with protests by cab drivers. ...
Uber could step on the gas after the nod from Brussels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 08:52:06 AM
. Given the sheer volume of court rulings that have gone against Uber lately, it would be no surprise to find that the world’s judiciaries have been infiltrated by a cadre of disgruntled black cab drivers. ...
Capitalism’s claim to do good looks shaky if there’s little to prevent it doing harm image
.... With this in mind – and if a reformed pension system is still full of holes – the crisis in the corporate world runs much deeper than the inevitability of occasional accidents. Given the sheer volume of court rulings that have gone against Uber lately, it would be no surprise to find that the world’s judiciaries have been infiltrated by a cadre of disgruntled black cab drivers. ...
Berlin ban on Airbnb short-term rentals upheld by city court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 05:31:26 PM
....The landmark ruling comes just a week after the European commission warned governments that bans on “sharing economy” services such as Uber or Airbnb should only be used as a “last resort”. Taxi-hailing app Uber suspended its services in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf last year after a German court banned the company from running services using unlicensed cab drivers, though the service still operates in Munich and Berlin. ...
Uber assembles advisory board of international power brokers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:35:51 PM
. Black-cab drivers are famous for boasting about notable passengers – but they’ve got nothing on the cabbie’s nemesis, Uber. ...
A fortnight’s holiday is hardly relaxing - let’s all take a sabbatical image
.... I’d just got into lunch beers and afternoon naps when it was time to get on a plane and come home. In a matter of days I was stiff, sleep deprived and sobbing in the arrivals hall at Heathrow as I tried to find a minicab driver who was claiming that we’d told him we were flying into Gatwick. ...
Uber starts motorbike service in Jakarta image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:25:30 AM
....06). Earlier this year, thousands of cab drivers in Paris also staged a protest, against competition from app-based taxi services including Uber. ...
Putting names to your phone numbers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:13:52 PM
....Truecaller, he says, also has a few, less obvious uses. "One of the cases we've seen in India is women who before they jump in a cab actually verify the cab driver who is calling them. ...
Middle class cash-in-hand employers 'unlikely to pay minimum wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 05:00:04 AM
.... Ioannis Bagiarpakis, 28, a handyman in Cardiff, also averages £5 an hour, and said if he doesn’t keep his prices below the minimum wage, he will lose business. Thousands of minicab drivers who work freelance are also believed to be earning below the minimum wage. ...
London black-cab drivers reject Uber olive branch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 01:11:20 PM
. London black-cab drivers have rejected an apparent olive branch from Uber as a “PR stunt” after the taxi-hailing app company said it would extend its service free to the traditional trade. ...
Cabbies 'reject free Uber offer' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:23:00 PM
....Uber presented the offer as an attempt to improve its relationship with London's cabbies. But a cab drivers' association said it would be "amazed if any drivers decide to take up Uber's offer". ...
All London black cabs to take card payments from October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 03:05:13 PM
....The move towards mandatory card payments in black cabs comes at a time when London’s 22,500 cabbies are battling the challenge from Uber, the US company estimated to be worth $40bn, which has revolutionised the taxi business in cities around the world. Related: London's black-cab drivers: 'Four cabbies pay more tax than Uber'. ...
London's black-cab drivers: 'Four cabbies pay more tax than Uber' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 08:36:43 AM
. London’s black-cab drivers are considering court action to try to revoke Uber’s licence to operate in the city, citing the fact that the ride-hailing app firm pays no corporation tax in the UK. ...
Transport for London moves to clamp down on rickshaw riders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 03:46:15 PM
....”. Artemis Mercer, who is spearheading a campaign to revoke Uber’s licence on behalf of a black cab drivers’ group, Action for Cabbies, said of rickshaw regulation: “It’s all well and good proposing new regulation, but it has to be enforced. ...
London backs off Uber restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 11:25:12 AM
....The California-based private-hire company had urged its users to oppose suggestions that had included a ban on apps being able to show where their nearby available vehicles were. The idea had been put forward following complaints from black-cab drivers about "unfair competition". ...
Uber hails victory after Transport for London drops restrictions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 11:12:33 AM
.... “Customers quite clearly want to speak to somebody in the event of any issues,” said a spokesman. Uber has more than 20,000 drivers in London but its strategy was thrown into doubt last year when TfL launched a far-reaching consultation process after pressure from rivals including the minicab company Addison Lee and black-cab drivers. ...
Deliveroo and Crowdcube join Tech City UK’s rising stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:17:00 PM
.... They are said to have graduated and therefore have left the programme. The graduates include Unruly, the digital advertising group that was bought by News Corp for £114m; Naked Wines, which was bought by Majestic Wines for £70m; Hailo, a smartphone app used by black-cab drivers in their increasingly bitter battle with Uber; and Funding Circle, an online marketplace that lends to small businesses and was valued at more than $1bn (£670m) during a recent fundraising. ...
Uber fundraising drive values firm higher than General Motors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 10:33:33 AM
.... Its tax and employment issues have remained contentious, not least in London, where even the mayor, Boris Johnson, was last month moved to attack government ministers “besotted with this idea they’ve got to support Californian tech titans, even though they don’t pay a dime of tax in this country”. Transport for London (TfL) has put forward a range of proposals to update regulation of the taxi and private hire industry after the capital’s black-cab drivers staged protests against Uber, demanding TfL ensures the US firm is subject to the same kind of regulation as them. ...
Uber backed by competition watchdog in TfL regulation battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 06:02:55 PM
....”. TfL has come under pressure from black-cab drivers to do more to ensure Uber abides by the same kind of regulation they face, as they claim the app in effect allows the US company to share their territory without similar costs. ...
UberPool service to allow Londoners to share a taxi with a stranger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 01:02:22 PM
....Uber, which was boosted in October by a UK high court victory over the legality of its app, is launching the service as it awaits the conclusion of a consultation exercise from London’s transport regulator, TfL, which could enforce a crackdown on the firm’s activities. TfL, which has come under pressure from black-cab drivers, who feel Uber has been getting too easy a time from the regulators, is running the consultation until 23 December. ...
Uber drivers protest over fee rise in first London demo image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 03:08:20 PM
....”. Uber, which has more than 20,000 drivers in the capital and is embroiled in a legal battle with black-cab drivers, said the increase in the service fee from 20% to 25% for new drivers of its UberX service would bring British drivers in line with rates charged elsewhere. ...
Airbnb for supper clubs: why chefs are upset about meal-sharing websites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 01:56:35 PM
....Related: Protesters occupy Airbnb HQ ahead of housing affordability vote. Echoing the angry response of Paris cab drivers to Uber, French restaurateurs are calling for restrictions on meal-sharing websites. ...
Uber says five-minute delay for minicabs 'huge mistake' for London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 06:20:16 PM
.... Losing that case would have prevented Uber from using its mobile phone app in its current form. TfL said it was investigating ways of managing issues related to the huge rise in the number of minicab drivers on London’s roads, such as congestion, illegal parking and air quality. ...
London's largest black-cab school to close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 03:28:27 PM
....A combination of gentrification, low unemployment and Uber has forced London’s largest school for cabbies to slam on the brakes. Knowledge Point will shut in December after having trained black-cab drivers for 26 years in Islington, north London. ...
Uber reports rapid UK growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 11:01:28 PM
. Uber has hailed accelerating growth in the UK following a landmark victory over black cab drivers. ...
Ignore the Luddites. The High Court ruling on Uber is the right call image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 10:12:06 AM
.... . But one thing about the capital had always puzzled me more than most – the stranglehold that London’s black cab drivers had on the city’s population. ...
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Taxi-hailing app Uber 'is lawful' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 10:07:34 AM
....A huge lobbying battle is now under way. Expect more protests from black cab drivers. ...
Uber wins high court case over taxi app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 09:21:16 AM
....The taxi-booking service Uber has received a boost after the high court ruled that its app was legal in London. Had it lost the case, the company would have been forced to change its service to comply with rules that protect black-cab drivers. ...
Q&A: Uber court case in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 08:33:39 AM
.... The ‎ride-hailing app firm, which is worth up to $50bn (£32bn), could have been forced to make major changes to its app should Lord Justice Ouseley have decided, as rivals claimed, that it has been used as a meter. Under current legislation only black-cab drivers are allowed to use taximeters to calculate fares, giving them the potential to charge more in the event of traffic hold-ups or roadworks. ...
Is Boris the black-cabbies’ ubermensch? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 06:28:20 PM
.... It fell to him last week to make the basic point that TfL is trying to uphold a law that has distinguished between black cabs and minicabs since the 1960s. The design of that law is simple: black-cab drivers have to meet certain standards – drive authorised high-quality vehicles, pass the “the knowledge” exam, and so on – and in return they are granted the exclusive right to be flagged down on the street. ...
Javid warns against 'heavy handed' crackdown on Uber image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:01:52 PM
....”. TfL has said it is considering bringing in measures, such as a five-minute delay for anybody wanting to hire an Uber car, with the objective of upholding a two-tier system in the capital where black-cab drivers, who undergo rigorous training to receive a TfL operating licence, have greater privileges than their rivals. ...
Uber awaits high court verdict over smartphone app in battle with TfL image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 05:26:00 PM
....After a day hearing evidence from all sides, the judge is widely expected to give his decision on Tuesday. If he rules against Uber, the verdict will be viewed as a victory for black-cab drivers and other minicab groups who feel the disruptive tech-focused competitor has not been regulated firmly enough during its three years of rapid growth in London. ...
From Rio to Paris - Uber is fighting battles across the globe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 04:27:40 PM
....Dutch police raided Uber’s offices in Amsterdam on Tuesday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into whether the firm was violating the country’s taxi laws by operating a service that allows untrained drivers and those without a taxi licence to offer a cheaper service. Uber’s efforts to break into the Vancouver taxi market have been met with resistance from cab drivers who took out an injunction against the firm in 2014. ...
Uber's global battle moves to London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 04:27:31 PM
....TfL, controlled by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, has been an ally of Uber in the past but it stepped up the pressure before the hearing this week by launching proposals to curb its business. The development has been welcomed by black-cab drivers, who have staged protests against a smartphone app that they claim operates as a surrogate metering system. ...
Uber fires back in high court row with TfL image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 06:07:55 PM
.... Uber, meanwhile, is arguing that regulation of the whole industry should be reduced, while adhering to tough safety standards. The black-cab drivers were given a boost yesterday when Hailo, an app firm, signed a new deal that boosts their tech offering in the battle against Uber. ...
Uber fights back with petition after TfL launches consultation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 06:52:40 PM
....”. TfL’s proposals are backed by Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate to succeed Boris Johnson as the next mayor of London, and by thousands of black cab and minicab drivers. ...
Almost every economist agrees: Uber makes us better off image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:22:39 PM
.... . Once justified on the grounds that cab drivers should know the capital's roads well, the arrival of new technology has largely rendered such requirements redundant. ...
London taxi rules would 'end Uber' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:37:15 PM
....". Black cab drivers have argued regulations need to be tightened. ...
Transport for London could crack down on Uber in taxi consultation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:26:23 PM
. Uber, the taxi-hailing app that is taking on traditional cab drivers around the world, faces the prospect of a severe crackdown in London under proposals from the capital’s transport authority. ...
Uber raises $1.2bn and plans to expand in China image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 09:53:23 PM
.... A taxi cab with a crossed-out Uber sign blocks a street during a protest in Lisbon, Portugal. Meanwhile, hundreds of cab drivers brought traffic to a crawl in Lisbon and other Portuguese cities as they held the latest in a string of protests worldwide against Uber. ...
London’s black-cab drivers use rival app to compete with upstart Uber image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 03:00:04 PM
.... Passengers taking black cabs with Gett will also be offered the option to fix the price at the beginning of a journey rather than rely, more traditionally, on the meter. The move from Gett, which has signed up about 7,000 black-cab drivers (there are about 25,000 in total), will help black cabs compete with Uber on price, at least on some journeys. ...
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Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:28:02 AM
....9. London's black cab drivers are fighting back against taxi-hailing app Uber by offering discounts on journeys. ...
UK cabbies fight back against Uber image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 11:16:30 PM
. London's black cab drivers are fighting back against taxi-hailing app Uber by offering discounts on journeys. ...
It's time to lay siege to the robber barons of high finance image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 11:01:00 PM
.... A famous example used in economic textbooks is licensed taxis. Black cab drivers pressure city authorities to clamp down on the activities of unlicensed minicabs. ...
Uber driver checks gave green lights to murderer and sex offenders, regulators claim image
.... "All Uber partner-drivers must undergo rigorous screening, including background and driving history checks, before they can join the Uber platform. In the UK all partner-drivers are fully licensed by the local authority As such they all undergo the same vetting process all taxi and cab drivers go through, this includes an enhanced DBS check. ...
Tube strike: London deals and discounts to help you survive another 24-hours of travel chaos image
....So they have pledged to deliver free chocolate to offices, even if the strike is called off. They are even promising to get the goodies to destinations in the City, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Belgravia, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch within 10 minutes thanks to wannabe black cab drivers, who use motorbikes to train for the infamous Knowledge test. ...
I can’t wait for the next Airbnb or Uber, but we can’t let them kill middle-class jobs | Tom Watson image
....In a major speech on the economy, Clinton talked about the threat to middle-class jobs posed by the so-called “gig economy”. The internet has enabled millions of people to make money by renting out a room or using their own cars to become part-time minicab drivers. ...
New York's yellow cabs lose shine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 04:49:43 PM
.... . The 50,000-plus yellow cab drivers are now making a total of about $7m (£4. ...
Why Uber was right to triple its fares during London's tube strike image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 11:55:48 AM
.... Traditional black cabs are another option. London mayor Boris Johnson told LBC: "I hope London's black cab drivers take advantage of this and get additional fares today to help Londoners out. ...
'My commute to work earns £5 a day' – meet the sharing economy moneymakers image
.... . Traditional black cab drivers, for example, are intensely opposed to new “minicab” services like Uber and say licensed drivers offering cheap fares lack the safety and quality standards of the heavily-regulated taxi industry. ...
Uber drivers threaten rebellion against the $40bn company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of June 2015 02:47:22 PM
....Even so, it has transformed the taxi business hugely already. For months, black-cab drivers in London have waged a vocal campaign against Uber, claiming it should be regulated as stringently as them. ...
How we tested Uber's system of checking cab drivers – video image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of June 2015 02:47:00 PM
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London cabbies in Uber tax campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 11:38:02 AM
. Black-cab drivers in London have started a poster campaign aimed at highlighting their struggle with app-based taxi service Uber. ...
Uber ordered to discontinue Pop service in Italy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 05:38:59 PM
....UberBlack, which uses drivers with professional licences who have been vetted by the company, will continue to be available in Milan and Rome. Related: 'Uber protest' by black cab drivers brings traffic chaos to Westminster. ...
FBI investigates as ‘phantom’ cab rides appear on hacked British Uber accounts image
....The development comes as Uber is thrust into a major political battle that could see the introduction of laws designed to curb its growth. In response to mounting opposition to the service from London’s black-cab drivers, mayor Boris Johnson is understood to be pushing for the inclusion in this week’s Queen’s Speech of a proposal to cap the number of minicab licences in the capital. ...
Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 07:43:22 AM
....In the last year, the regulator Transport for London says the number of private hire vehicle licences has risen from 52,000 to 77,000, and most of that increase is made up of new Uber drivers. Another 1,200 private hire drivers are swelling that total every month, according to the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), which lobbies for the traditional black cab drivers. ...
Eggs and insults fly as Uber battles for the streets of Milan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of May 2015 03:00:08 PM
....”. LondonTaxi drivers in London argue that Uber is an unlicensed taxi service, and up to 5,000 black cab drivers blockaded London’s city centre in a protest last year. ...
.... We also know that logistics companies have developed extremely sophisticated systems for sending their drivers optimal routings. So what hope is there to assess the efficiency gain from Uber, acknowledging too the social and economic cost in terms of pressure on mini-cab firms and black-cab drivers? . ...
London's taxis take TfL battle to the street in West End strike image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 04:59:05 PM
.... • In pictures: The history of the black cab . The United Cabbies Group’s Mr Martin said he anticipates the number of participating cab drivers “to be in the hundreds, not the thousands”, although he added that turnout could be higher than expected after the Metropolitan Police Service limited the protest to 15 minutes. ...
Dutch police launch criminal investigation into Uber image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of April 2015 03:04:41 PM
.... In the US, for instance, the “UberX” service is the equivalent of the UberPop service in Europe. In the UK however, UberX is the name of the lowest-priced professional service, which employs licensed minicab drivers. ...

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