Switzerland - Uber is illegal and circumvents workers’ rights - June 30, 2017

There have been massive protests against the activities of Uber. Zurich’s government has stated that UberPop drivers who do not have a taxi permit are operating illegally and could be fined. Drivers must obtain authorisation from local authorities and install a tachograph in their vehicles to monitor speed, driving time and rest times. The national post carrier SBB decided not to make use of the Uber after pressure from the trade unions. The unions said that Uber refuses to pay workers a decent wage and does not contribute to their social security.   

English: https://www.thelocal.ch/20170616/uberpop-drivers-in-zurich …  

French: http://www.uss.ch/themes/travail/droits-syndicaux/article …  

German: http://www.sgb.ch/themen/arbeit/arbeitsrechte/artikel …  

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