Could Europe's Uber ruling affect the future of the gig economy?

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The European Union's highest court ruled this week that Uber should be regulated like a taxi company.

The Barcelona-based Elite Taxi professional association filed the complaint against Uber's non-professional drivers service, UberPop, which allowed any private vehicle owner to provide transportation services through the company's app.

The judgement came for a court case originates which from legal action filed by Elite Taxi, a Barcelona-based association of taxi drivers who claimed Uber was Uber for operating its low-priced Uberpop service without the necessary taxi licences and authorisation from the city.

Taxi!. The Ministry of Transport will review regulations to better manage new vehicle hailing services companies.

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The Advocate General's opinion, published in May 2017, also found Uber to be more than a "mere intermediary" for customers hailing transport, and the company now has plans to appeal to the UK's Supreme Court against the ruling that drivers should be classed as workers.

The Uber letter also said that 2.6 percent of United Kingdom drivers are logged in for more than 70 hours a week, and 0.8 percent for more than 80 hours.

Neil McGonigle, head of cities for the north of England for Uber, told councillors there were 28,000 people who regularly use the app in the city.

The ECJ found that a company that enables people to connect via an app with the objective of remuneration while using paid drivers who drive their own cars for money should be considered a transportation company.

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"Without transport services, the business wouldn't exist". The European Union top court has restrained the ride-hailing company's claim of being a tech-firm and not a taxi company.

It rejects Uber's view that such services are purely digital.

Early past year it chose to only operate a limited a version of its UberX service in Spain which uses licensed, professional drivers instead of the amateurs who had previously worked via the UberPop application. That is the slogan with which Uber attracts drivers into its pool in one European country. In November a labour court in London, where the company is threatened with losing its license, said it had to pay the drivers a minimum wage and give them paid leave. Statistics like this could support the argument of Uber critics that drivers do the same amount of work as full-time employees, and that Uber should treat them as such.

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