Barcelona taxi drivers protest against Competition by throwing counterfeit bills

Barcelona taxi drivers protest against Competition by throwing counterfeit bills



Some thirty taxi drivers have made a protest action on Thursday at the headquarters of the Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO), where they have released dozens of 500 euros fake tickets, to denounce "their performance at the service of the 'lobbies."

The spokesman for Elite Taxi Barcelona, ​​Tito Álvarez, has stated, in statements to Efe, that the ACCO "is for healthy competition", not to help the car rental companies with driver such as Uber or Cabify, whose activity asks to limit the taxi sector.

And it is that the ACCO considers "discriminatory and restrictive" to impose on drivers' rental vehicles (VTC) the obligation to pre-contract services in advance and has warned that, if it is finally done, will take action to defend the competition.

Álvarez recalled that a monopoly occurs when a private company controls the market and the prices of its segment of activity, and has remarked that the taxi is a sector "regulated by the administration" and in which 90% of the workers are freelancers who compete among themselves.

"Enough of lies, we are not stupid," said Álvarez, who has denounced that the ACCO, with its performance, "helps create monopolies and oligopolies."

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