“We are South Baja Californians we seek to make a living honestly”: Uber drivers BCS

The Uber drivers associated in Baja California Sur to defend their way of working refer that those who consider the Uber platform to be illegal, mentioning that they must comply with the same regulation as the taxis of the city, are unaware that there is already Supreme Court jurisprudence. of Justice of the Nation since 2017, when it was decided that the Transport Network Companies should be treated and regulated differently from taxis since they are part of a new business system model designated as a collaborative economy. They applauded the initiative that is currently being analyzed in the Baja California Sur Congress to regularize transportation in Baja California Sur, where Uber drivers say, everyone will benet.

La Paz, Baja California Sur.-  The afternoon of this Sunday, February 17 and after an intense “struggle” this weekend that ended, between the taxi drivers and Uber drivers from Los Cabos, the latter sent a letter to Diario The Independent, stating that they are also South Californian who seek to make a living honestly and that a federal law protects them to be able to work without being harassed as they have done since Uber began operations especially in the municipality cabeño.

They talk about the urgency of improving public transportation in Baja California Sur (BCS) and being able to offer decent work to those who need it, be it a student, mother, father, grandparents to name a few.

They also alluded to a jurisprudence that the supreme court of justice of the nation endorsed in 2017 to thereby allow platforms such as Uber could work without any problem in Mexico.

Also the initiative that is currently being analyzed in the Baja California Sur Congress to regularize transportation in Baja California Sur, where Uber drivers say that everyone will benet. Here the complete content of the missive sent Sunday afternoon.

To whom it May concern: 

The drivers associated with platforms, such as Uber, are Sudcalifornianos that, like any other, we personally seek to earn a living in an honest way and collectively we seek to improve our city and State. 

By living and working in this city, we have witnessed the urgency of improving transportation conditions and generating more options to meet the needs of all Cabeños. 

All Cabeño has witnessed the frustration of trying to take a taxi on the street after a long workday and that is not to mention the high prices that often make this simply not an option. 

"We are Sudcalifornianos that we seek to make a living honestly": Uber drivers BCS

Transportation through technological applications is already a reality in our State and has not only allowed thousands of people access to an efficient, safe and often more economical transport, but it has allowed thousands of people to have a flexible source of self-employment.

We are many who today after a long time of looking for a job we can get behind the wheel and earn a living. Many others, students, mothers and even grandparents are able to supplement their monthly income by working as many hours as they want or can through these applications. 

Restricting or dismissing illegal applications is not only an attempt to improve mobility in Los Cabos, is to close the door to hundreds (even thousands) of people to a flexible source of employment that could allow them to leave an economic hurry in an emergency situation or why not earn extra income to launch a new business. 

The Transportation Network Companies (as they are legally called to the applications) do not operate in illegality in Los Cabos. It is a new modality in the city and the State that is not yet regulated and therefore its operation is completely allowed. 

Those who call our operation illegal, saying that it must comply with the same regulation as the taxis of the city, are unaware that there is already jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, since 2017, when in a vote of 8 votes Against 1, it was decided that the Transport Network Companies should be treated and regulated differently from taxis since they are part of a new business system model designated as a collaborative economy. 

The latter does not mean that the service we give drivers of this modality must be exempt from complying with the laws that Our Congress issues. It is simply a case in which innovation came before regulation. 

Today there is an initiative of Mobility Law in the State Congress that, among many other things, seeks to regulate the operation of the Transport Networks Companies in the State. 

The initiative of Law is an excellent opportunity to help in the modernization of transport in the State and it is an opportunity for us to work together in favor of all. 

The drivers of transport network companies are not the enemy of the Taxi. We agree, the rules of the game must be clear and legal precedents must be respected. 

These are modes of transport that must have a clear and differentiated regulation in order to pay for greater competition and, therefore, better services for all. 

Let’s work on it. 

Att. Manuel J. Cuevas Gutiérrez Zamora  Driver representative Ubeŕ BCS

Source: diarioelindependiente

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