Taxis likely to get more expensive after court ruling
Taking a taxi in Switzerland could get more expensive following a Federal Court ruling.
The court has decided taxi companies have to employ their drivers and not treat them as independent workers as they have in the past.
This means the taxi companies will have to pay the drivers social security payments, offer holiday pay and all their insurance requirements.
The case was brought against the company Taxi 444 in Zurich by the accident insurance company Suva which wants to see the drivers classed as ‘dependent’.
The ruling will affect all taxi companies in the country – and the higher cost of employing drivers will be passed to the customer.
The ruling is likely to apply equally to drivers working for Uber.