In China, the rules for taxi apps like Didi are getting stricter. For example, drivers are not allowed to earn less than the local minimum wage, they are entitled to breaks and they must have access to social services. The rules could have major consequences for companies in the multi-billion dollar industry. Taxi platform Didi, for example, has 22 million drivers and nearly million users. It is not clear whether the Chinese authorities want the taxi services to see their drivers as employees. There are lawsuits about this in other parts of the world. For example, a Dutch court decided in September that taxi app Uber must hire its drivers because there is talk of “modern employer authority”. Hardly dealt with by authorities Taxi service Didi, like the entire Chinese tech sector, has been dealt with more and more by the Chinese authorities for some time. Big tech companies have been given too much power, according to Beijing. Last week it was announced that Didi may have to delist his listing in the United States . In recent months there have been inspections at offices, threats of hefty fines and the decision to postpone the introduction on the Western European market.
Source : ANP
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