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2019-11-07 | 公共電視

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.

高舉抗議標語,邊喊口號,小客車租賃業者上午來到交通部前抗議,因為俗稱Uber條款的「運管管理規則103之1」,輔導期只到11月底,他們認為就算願意配合政府轉型,但車牌配額有限,想轉業根本很困難,要求交通部要體恤業者,不能不管產業生計。

租賃車業者 葉書含表示:「現在牌在市面上,聯合壟斷到一張15萬,牌是國家特許的,牌是國家發放的,國家在一個被壟斷的情況下,國家就應該要出手,來打擊這件事情。」

租賃業者表示,雖然目前陸續有駕駛通過計程車司機職業登記證考試,但因為政府規定租賃車行的車要轉入多元計程車,也必須要有計程車車牌,但現在卻出現有些計程車業者一張車牌開價15萬元漫天喊價,司機想靠行沒門路,租賃業及代僱司機都要生存,這次只是要求政府整個配套措施要做好,讓大家有一個生存的機會。

中華民國小客車租賃車商業同業公會理事長 林建良表示:「不管任何平台任何的系統,在台灣一定要落地,以保障人民的生活,不要抽取重佣,讓我們的業者,能夠有好的生活環境。」

面對業者訴求,但交通部重申,不會再延長輔導期。小客車租賃業代為駕駛之駕駛人必須在11月30日前儘速完成轉換,未能如期轉換,依法可提供租賃業1小時以上之載客服務,後續再逐步轉型。

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