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Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A National Assembly committee on Friday passed a revision bill on effectively outlawing the controversial taxi business of Tada, a South Korean ride-hailing service operator. The revision to the passenger transport service act, approved by the parliamentary transportation panel, restricts the outsourcing of drivers for the use of rental [...]

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of the platform workers who work through digital platforms like the car-hailing service Tada were found to receive supervision from platform service providers. The Korea Labor Institute said in a recent report that 53.5 percent of platform workers said they are subject to orders or restrictions [...]

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Employment and Labor recognized the status of delivery people at Yogiyo, a South Korean food delivery platform, as workers, raising controversy over how to address platform labor. Platform labor refers to a form of labor achieved through intermediary platforms such as mobile apps. Food [...]

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Ride-hailing services like South Korean mobility platform Tada are becoming increasingly popular among office workers, a recent study has revealed. Job portal Incruit conducted a survey of 4,326 adults, 41 percent of whom responded that they have the intention to use shared mobility platforms. In particular, 45 percent of [...]

Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

Public Opinion Divided over Prosecutors’ Decision to Indict Tada Executives

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy sparked among South Koreans following a recent decision by the prosecution to deem Tada, a car sharing service, an illegal business and subject the company’s executives to a trial. The taxi industry welcomed the move, while startups saw this as a major setback to their survival. Seoul Central [...]

Prosecutors Indict Ride-hailing Service Executives

Prosecutors Indict Ride-hailing Service Executives

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean prosecutors Monday indicted the heads of Tada, a ride-hailing service, declaring the app-based business illegal. Lee Jae-woong, chief executive of car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, chief executive of its rental car hailing service unit, Value Creators & Company (VCNC), will face a trial without physical [...]

Van-hailing Service Tada’s Expansion Plan Irks Authorities

Van-hailing Service Tada’s Expansion Plan Irks Authorities

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The operator of rental van-hailing service Tada said Monday it will sharply increase the number of service vehicles and drivers next year to meet rising demand. But its expansion strategy drew an immediate backlash from the country’s transportation authorities, which have been seeking to intervene in months-long wrangling between [...]

Rental Van-hailing Service Tada to be Expanded Across Metropolitan Areas

Rental Van-hailing Service Tada to be Expanded Across Metropolitan Areas

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The rental van-hailing service Tada said Sunday that its service will be available across all metropolitan areas by the end of this year. The Tada service, launched in October last year and operated by car-sharing app SoCar’s subsidiary Value Creators & Company (VCNC), will expand services — which now [...]

S. Korean Mobility Sector in Crisis as Gov’t Caters to Taxi Industry

S. Korean Mobility Sector in Crisis as Gov’t Caters to Taxi Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A prolonged dispute between the taxi industry and the mobility service industry is drawing to a close as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced new regulations on Wednesday obligating mobility platforms to pay public donations. The ministry also decided to restrict all mobility platforms except for those [...]