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Taxis4SmartMobility (T4SM) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) warn the EMPL Committee about the risks the Commission’s proposal on improving working conditions for platform workers is posing for the taxi industry in a joint letter addressed to its MEPs.

We welcome the Commission’s proposal to fill the legal void created by global digital platforms and to guarantee platform workers the working rights they are entitled to. However, the current text risks to have serious consequences for the concept of urban mobility as a whole, leaving already vulnerable consumers behind.

Therefore, we call on the European Parliament to sharpen the definition of Digital Labour Platforms and clarify the criteria establishing employment to make sure that the taxi sector does not fall under the scope of the directive. 

Read the full letter here.