At a meeting last Wednesday taxi operators and their professional organizations criticised the non-application of the law of October 1, 2014 (called the Thévenoud Act) and the proliferation of illegal cars the police is not checking. Stung by lower demand and turnover tensions between taxi drivers and VTC-drivers are increasing. After the large demonstration on June 25, 2015, the taxi sector had obtained a strengthening of the police forces controlling the streets and ground transportation. There will be a ‘Day of Action’ on January 26, reports the specialist magazine 100% Taxis.
“Whilst some professional organizations do not share the same modes of action, the conclusion is unanimous,” says Karim Asnoun, secretary of the union CGT-Taxis.” Indeed, after the meeting with the representative organizations of the sector – AFT, CFDT, CGT, CSAT, CSLA, CTP-SF, FNAT, FNDT, FNTI, FO-NPCU, Gescop, LMTS, UNIT, UNT, UNTP, Taxi France, SACTTSRU, SDCTP and South – a ‘Day of Action’ on 26 January was chosen. In focus, the non-application of the law ‘Thevenoud’ of October 1, 2014
Rallies will be organized in the capital and European taxi associations have announced their participation with their colleagues in France, highlighting the international issues raised by the opportunism of the individualized transport platforms. After the outrage among the public by the excesses of the demonstration on June 25, the organization of the 26th January rally will be difficult. “We are held hostage between our refusal of the situation and the virulence of some of our colleagues. Unfortunately we do not have the choice to be heard and validate our proposals by the government.” Christophe Van Lierde of FNDT told 100% Taxis.” In the French departments, taxis in several regional capitals are already being organized for action on their territory. (Supplied by 100% Taxis).
- January 26, demonstrations in France with ‘European’ participation.