The employer of the sector of the rent of vehicles with driver, Unauto VTC, has assured that the next Friday several companies will present files of regulation of use, that coincide with the entry into force of the decree of the Catalan Government that regulates its activity.
The presentation of these EREs had already been announced, but now they will materialize because the decree, according to the association, makes the activity of VTC companies "unviable" and "leads to the closure and dismissal of thousands of workers".
In a press release, Unauto VTC Catalunya denounces that the obligation included in the Catalan regulation to contract a service with a Minimum advance of 15 minutes "It is a restriction imposed by the taxi sector exclusively destined to make the VTC of Catalonia disappear."
The employer attributes this restrictive regulation "to the blockade of the city of Barcelona by the taxi" and "to a conseller (Damià Calvet) kidnapped, unable to regulate in favor of the general interest".
In this line, he has affirmed that the decree "what shields the high income of the taxi of Barcelona, the value of its licenses and its ability to continue increasing rates and unjustified supplements ».
The Catalan government approved yesterday the decree that forces to precontract the service of a vehicle of rent with driver, the calls VTC, with a minimum advance of 15 minutes, normative that will come into force in Catalonia already this Friday.
The decree, whose breach will involve fines of up to 1,400 euros, enables the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) and the Catalan municipalities to extend that reservation time of a VTC beyond those fifteen minutes provided by the Government.