VTC drivers suspend their movement over Christmas weekend

The VTC, which had resumed this Friday their actions around Paris airports to encourage Uber to raise its prices, will not disrupt the Christmas weekend of Parisians.

The have decreed a truce. While eight VTC organizations were mobilized again this Friday, they announced at the end of the afternoon to suspend their movement for the Christmas weekend. “We have decided, out of respect for the population, to suspend the movement at least until Monday,” Fabian Tosolini (CFDT-Transports) told AFP. “We are going to make the truce for confectioners during Christmas Eve,” confirmed Jean-Luc Albert of the Actif-VTC association.

This new day of mobilization followed, the platform having as claimed the associations of VTC and the unions. At 7:30 am, filter dams were in place around Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The odres forces intervened shortly and 32 verbalizations were drawn up, thirty for “inconvenient parking” and two for “obstruction” (to traffic). From 10 a.m., the VTC drivers gradually left the area around the airport to reach Uber’s headquarters, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, and the gates of the capital.

In Orly, south of Paris, an airport source identified around thirty vehicles assembled, with no effect on traffic. The drivers gathered there from around 5 a.m., but obviously there were not enough of them to block, most of them having converged on Roissy airport.

A snail operation also took place in the streets of Lyon. About fifty drivers were also mobilized, according to the prefecture.