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Vancouver cab company tells drivers they'll be fired if they sign up for Uber

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) –¬† A cab company is taking¬†preemptive action when it comes to the possibility of ride-sharing app Uber coming to Vancouver.

Yellow Cab has warned its drivers that if they’re caught signing up for the service, they’ll be fired. Drivers received a company-wide text with this warning.

Uber doesn’t yet have a licence to operate in the city.

“Yellow Cab does not condone illegal activities,” says Carolyn Bauer with the company. “Uber is illegal. It’s not licenced in the province of British Columbia. It has no authority with the Passenger Transportation Board. It has no authority with the City of Vancouver. It is an app, and an app only.”

“There are so many things that these conditions of licences make us adhere to. We can’t condone this. It’s impossible. If they are using a Yellow Cab, it is my business what they’re doing. I have to be concerned about this,” she adds.

Uber, a San Francisco-based company, already has operations in in Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto. It has said it wants to get into Vancouver.

A text sent to Yellow Cab drivers
A text sent to Yellow Cab drivers