Spain: six-day Uber protest ends
2 Aug 2018 - by
Spanish taxi drivers have ended their national strike after six days, with the government agreeing to limit licenses granted to ride-hailing services such as Uber, according to Reuters.
Drivers blocked streets in cities across the country. They claimed that the services operated under less restrictive regulations, which made it impossible to compete.
The government has agreed to pass new regulations in September, guaranteeing a cap of licenses for services, at a ratio of one permit for every 30 taxi permits. The legislation will lead to the lay-off of thousands of Uber and Cabify drivers.