The ride-hailing app will work via existing taxi drivers in the city
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by Sikkom, the ride-hailing app Uber will be launching in Groningen- approximately 10 years after most major European cities. Uber Eats had been offering precarious employment for people in the city for a couple of years, but this will be the first time that people can order a taxi via app in the city.
From April 14, people will be able to order an ‘UberX’ in the city of Groningen. In contrast to the USA, for example, where Uber drivers receive neither paid sick leave nor holiday and do not have to have anything other than a car and license, in the Netherlands existing taxi drivers will fulfil ride requests.
Anyone wanting to drive for Uber in the Netherlands must have a taxi-drivers permit. Sikkom estimates that a ride between the city centre and Paddepoel could quite quickly reach 10 euros.