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Last Wednesday, Uber taxi drivers demonstrated in front of the gates of Uber's European headquarters in Amsterdam. They demand a higher compensation, because with the current rate of € 1,10 per kilometer they cannot make ends meet. Drivers are forced to run weeks from sixty to eighty hours.

The dissatisfied drivers continue to take action until the rates have increased, they say while waiting. Flyers explain the reason for their anger:

"Dear colleagues, Uber is using you to work for them as a slave," it says. All costs are for the driver, the message is, "and yet they take more than 30% of a slave rate."

Stef Key, speaking on behalf of the drivers, hopes that hope will come up with a concrete offer at a new demonstration next week. Uber keeps going on about the concerns they have about the high costs we have. But our concern is the far too low mileage rates, as a result of which Uber commits robbery on the entire taxi market. 

The drivers have been dissatisfied for months because they think Uber is asking way too much money from the drivers. The protesters claim that this is due to the unrealistic turnover table of the ride handler. According to them, they often have to drive more than sixty hours a week to get a 'normal' income.

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