Won't Extend Transition Period for Uber Rule: MOTC|"Uber條款"將到期 交通部:不會延長輔導期
The transition period for an amendment on Article 103-1 of Regulations for Automobile Transportation Operators, also known as the "Uber Clause", will end on November 30. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications said that it would not extend the transition period and the amendment will take effect after the end date. On the morning of November 7, over 100 workers in the ride sharing industry have congregated outside the ministry to stage a protest. They've asked the ministry to be more understanding of the challenges that could affect their livelihood.
Workers in the ride sharing industry are holding up signs and chanting slogans to protest in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The amendment on Article 103-1 of Regulations for Automobile Transportation Operators, also known as the "Uber Clause", will end on November 30. The workers believe that, even if they are willing to work with the government and obey the new law, the limited number of license plates would make it very difficult. The workers have asked the government to be more understanding of the challenges that could affect their livelihood.
Taxi companies have a monopoly on these license plates, which costs NT$150,000 each to get. The plates are issued by the state. And when it's monopolized by taxi businesses, the government should step in and curb this issue.
The worker in ride sharing industry said that, some drivers have passed the taxi driver's test. However, the government has mandated, through the latest amendment, that those who provide ride sharing service must also have taxi license plates. Some taxi companies have set a price of NT$150,000 per plate, making it nearly impossible to afford for drivers and rental car companies. The protestors have asked the government to put laws in place to regulate the issue which is affecting their livelihood.
Regardless of what platform or system the government puts in place, it has to make sure that people's livelihood is protected and that they don't fall victim to heavy commissions. This would allow our drivers to make a good living.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications said it would not extend the transition period. This means that those who drive microbuses must obtain official taxi license plates. Those who fail to do so must fall in line with the new amendment, which means their ride service cannot be shorter than one hour.
新北親子路平園遊會 體驗中學習新知(2 小時前)