The call to strike 55,000 taxis France was followed by thousands of drivers to protest against an amendment to the law on the transport of patients, which may According to them, to their jobs at risk, especially Best Meat Grinder in the provinces. The four federations (FNAT, FNTI, FFTP, FNDT) of business and Parisian Inter got in the day the opening of a dialogue on the development of more advanced and controversial decree.
As a result, most union officials had to call in the evening to disperse rallies organized taxis in Paris and several provincial cities. Three meetings are planned by the end of January and the controversial decree should not be published before the end of the discussions.
UNFAIR COMPETITION FOUND
The unions also complain of unfair competition, according to them, for passenger cars with driver (VTC) and motorcycle taxis have also obtained a freeze on all new registration application for VTC.
Artisans taxi stand especially against Article 44 of the new law on financing of Social Security in 2013 which introduced tendering procedures for the carriage of seated patients. These were previously performed by ambulances, taxis contracted by Medicare or medical vehicles and artisans taxis fear that the market will always come back to big companies. Transporting patients may represent up to 90% of sales taxis in rural areas, by occupation.
Mobilization drivers Thursday was strong across multiple snail operations. In the Paris region, slowdowns started early in the morning on the highways leading to the capital, especially from airports Roissy and Orly. All were then converged at the Military Academy and near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where gathered until early evening near 5000 drivers, according to organizers.
The snail operations were conducted around Marseille, Nantes, Dijon, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse and Nice, before drivers are converging in the center of cities. In Marseille, hundreds of taxis have installed filtering dams to major road and motorway entrances, causing major disruptions. They were 400 in Bordeaux, near Merignac airport, nearly a thousand in Nantes, and 600, according to the organizers, in the Toulouse area….