After anti-Uber protests pay off in Paris, Uber drivers join ‘funeral’ rally

After anti-Uber protests pay off in Paris, Uber drivers join ‘funeral’ rally
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Having seen taxi drivers in Paris win a court case last week against Uber amid two days of street protests, it looks like the ride-hailing community in France has taken a leaf out of their rivals’ book and decided to stage a rally of its own.

The ‘funeral march’ for their profession is being led by the Alternative MobilitĂ© Transport group, which represents salaried chauffeurs in France and increasingly partners with services like Uber as drivers tussle for position in the app-powered world.

Last week, the Prime Minister Manuel Valls sent letters to app companies, including Uber, ordering them to stop allowing salaried drivers to user their platforms.

In a rather ironic email given the ongoing issue with regular taxi drivers, which was obtained by The Verge, Uber “clearly urges” these drivers to join the day of action:

Your future, that of your business, and that of your family are in danger.

We have reached out to Uber for a comment on the story.

➀ Uber drivers stage protest over French response to taxi strike [The Verge]

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