Brussels majority parties submit proposal for a temporary solution – ICT actualité

Brussels majority parties submit proposal for a temporary solution - ICT actualité

The four parties in the Brussels parliament (Groen, DéFI, Open Vld and one.brussels-Vooruit) have submitted a proposal for an order to provide a temporary settlement for Uber drivers pending approval by the regional government’s taxi program. . PS refuses to support the text “commanded by Uber”.

The U.S. company decided on Friday to close its site, which is used by about 2,000 drivers in Brussels, as a result of an appeals court ruling issued a few days ago. Since then, the Brussels government has endorsed Minister-President Rudy Verward’s (PS) taxi program, but the text must go through several more stages, especially before the State Council, which should not be allowed to take effect before the summer. 2022, some argue.

In response to the difficulties faced by drivers and their families, a majority of parties have filed a proposal to amend or suspend certain provisions of the 1995 Taxis Act so that Uber drivers can still work. The new law, said committee chairman Groen Arnaud Verstraete.

The latter submitted the proposal along with Mark Lowenstein (DéFI), Carla DeJonghe (Open VLT) and Els Rosette (one.brussels-Vooruit). The final law still needs to get different opinions and consult with the department. Earlier today, PS group chairman Ridouane Chahid announced that his group would urgently submit the government’s taxi plan to parliament in the form of a proposal. He therefore takes the proposal of the other majority parties in a blurred light, which Belka said was “mandated by a multinational corporation that exploits the people and does not respect labor rights and social rights”.

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In addition, the PS, in its view, does not want to support a text that is legally offensive, while its proposal for a final text will bring stability and calm the sector. Wednesday’s meeting of the Extended Bureau of the Brussels Parliament will be an opportunity for the organization to examine two texts that may be reconsidered this week. It would be an idea to discuss the proposal for a temporary solution in committee and put it to a vote at the full meeting on Friday, December 10th. The majority said the taxi plan would be sent to a committee, which could seek the advice of the state council.

In opposition, the cdH has already expressed its anger at the PS’s hasty move forward with its proposal. As for MR, the proposal of the other four parties shows that they are “leaving the PS”. MR says he is willing to support the project “subject to reading”.

“Certainly, LVC drivers can resume working on Dec. 10, the day of the proposed emergency law referendum, not after Dec. 13. Now a solution seems to be emerging. We urge Uber to accept its obligations. Financial aid, “commented David Waitsman (MR).

According to Ridouane Chahid, there will be no “split” within the parliamentary majority, but differences of opinion and method.

The U.S. company decided on Friday to close its site, which is used by about 2,000 drivers in Brussels, as a result of an appeals court ruling issued a few days ago. Since then, the Brussels government has endorsed Minister-President Rudy Verward’s (PS) taxi program, but the text must go through several more stages, especially before the State Council, which should not be allowed to take effect before the summer. By 2022, some argue, the proposed multi-party majority would have proposed to amend or suspend certain provisions of the 1995 Taxis Act in response to the difficulties faced by drivers and their families. Still working, new legislation is pending, said committee chairman Groen Arnaud Verstraete, who filed the proposal with Mark Lowenstein (DéFI), Carla Dejonghe (Open Vld) and Els Rochette (one.brussels-Vooruit). The final law still needs to get different opinions and consult with the department. Earlier today, PS group chairman Ridouane Chahid announced that his group would urgently submit the government’s taxi plan to parliament in the form of a proposal. He therefore obscures the proposal of the other majority parties, saying to Belka, “Uber was mandated by a multinational corporation that exploits the people and does not respect workers’ rights and social rights.” Supporting a text, in its view, is open to attacking legitimacy, while its proposal for the final text is likely to bring stability and calm the sector. Wednesday’s meeting of the Extended Bureau of the Brussels Parliament will be an opportunity for the organization to examine two texts that may be reconsidered this week. It would be an idea to discuss the proposal for a temporary solution in committee and put it to a vote at the full meeting on Friday, December 10th. The majority said the taxi plan would be sent to a committee, which could hear the opinion of the state council. As for MR, the proposal of the other four parties shows that they are “leaving the PS”. MR says he is ready to support the proposal “subject to study”. “Certainly, LVC drivers can resume working on the proposed emergency law on December 10, not later than the 13th. Now that a solution seems to be in place, we urge Uber to accept its responsibilities as well. Funding, “said David Weightsman, MR. For Ridowan Sahid, however, there is no “split” within the existing parliamentary majority, but a difference of opinion and method.

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