Last week, GTL and the other social partners were received at the cabinet of the minister Lydia Peeters. The conclusion after that meeting was, according to GTL extension, that there is absolutely no good will in the Peeters cabinet, nor in the administration (MOW), to take temporary measures.
However, there is a legal vacuum, which means that doing nothing is also unlawful. All that was considered were possible economic compensations. According to the National Grouping of Companies with Taxi and Location Vehicles with Chauffeur (GTL), it would be unacceptable for the entire Flemish government to continue to default.
Many companies have just made investments under the existing legal framework (BVR 2019), which is now due to a procedural error of the Flemish legislature was annulled.
GTL and the social partners want quick temporary emergency solutions so that the current investments in cars can be exploited (hundreds of brand new vehicles that have been in the garages of the taxi companies since the beginning of April) and the taxi companies and (candidate) drivers can continue their activities normally.
Due to the current block, new cars and new drivers cannot be engaged. Furthermore, they want to plead with the Federal Minister of the Interior (Annelies Verlinden) for a tolerance policy at the level of the police and the public prosecutor's offices, to prevent thousands of people who are active in the Flemish taxi sector from being sanctioned for matters for which they are not themselves responsible. be first.