The red mafia win again in regards to trying to keep their taxi monopoly. The Government endorses the idea of compensating taxi drivers for the entry of Uber since their families have been so negatively affected. This would happen in the case of the Legislature regulating platforms such as Uber.
This idea of compensation was agreed on Tuesday by the Executive Branch following a two hour meeting in the Presidential House. The meeting was led by the Minister of the Presidency.
The compensation to the guild, the taxi drivers’ union, is about “the conditions of the families.” The amount of the compensation has not been made public nor have details about how it would be given out or where it would come from.
It is possible that platforms like Uber will be charged to enter into operation as well as a fee of 3% on each trip completed. A public fund could be created with that money.
The National Taxi forum has announced a temporary lifting of the protest.