Mumbai & Delhi drivers on strike, using bully tactics if caught with app on

BurgerTiime

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https://m.economictimes.com/small-biz/startups/newsbuzz/uber-ola-strike-hits-delhi-and-mumbai-riders/amp_articleshow/66325573.cms

Same crap, different city.
The drivers said they wanted higher commissions that factor in the increase in fuel prices.

Cab aggregators Ola and Uber saw disruption in their services in Delhi and Mumbai and some other cities on Monday, as drivers participated in a strike protesting falling income and incentives. Between 50-80% of cabs in the two cities remained off the roads on Monday, with the strike set to continue indefinitely in Mumbai, as per the associations involved.

“An Ola or Uber driver is now earning only Rs 4.30 per km compared with Rs 15-20 per km a few years ago. Driver incentives have also fallen by 80% since 2016,” said Anand Kunte, advisor to the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh, which called for an indefinite strike by Uber and Ola drivers in Maharashtra. According to RedSeer, incentives for drivers have dropped to 15% of the gross booking value, from about 24% last year and 60% in 2016.

“We regret the disruption caused to our rider and driver-partner community due to a small group of individuals. We remain committed to serving the city and ensuring that our driver partners continue to access a stable income, while giving riders a convenient, reliable option to get around their city,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.
Forcing drivers (scabs) to remove and break SIM cards
Boom! Don’t wanna comply, take that!

A man hits a poster of Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal with a flip-flop during the Ola-Uber strike outside Uber’s head office in Mumbai on Monday. Photo:
Reuters

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Disgusted Driver

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I'm not sure but I think it would be really cool if we could have a switch to Lyft day, for one day. The idea would be that we get some publicity, drivers can still make some money but they all switch to Lyft for the day just to show uber we are dissatisfied. It's more about its looking Lyft more, its about showing some unity and making the compensation issue known to the general public. I think it might work.
 

observer

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Anyone know how these drivers were able to organize?
Unions, most likely taxi unions.

Unions used to be much stronger here in the states. Big business and their paid for lackeys, excuse me I meant politicians, have been reducing union membership for decades.
 
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