German labour head says taxi apps undermine workers' rights

Monday 18 August 2014 | 10:37 CET | News
German trade union federation (DGB) chairman Reiner Hoffmann has warned that taxi ordering applications could undermine cab drivers' labour rights, by substituting private cars, news magazine Der Spiegel reported. He said such apps are not a new model for the economy, but a form of exploitation. He said many such services are aimed at making the broker money quickly by circumventing regulations. As well as taxi apps, he criticised platforms offering domestic assistance. Rather than providing regular work, they create precarious forms of self-employment, he said.

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