When incentives were high, many drivers quit well-paying jobs and took out loans to buy cars in the hope of higher earnings. He did not wish to be named. Ola and Uber Drivers called for a strike across the country on Monday claiming that the companies are underpaying the drivers and making it difficult for them to make a living at Uber Office Kurla,Mumbai on Monday. Police have so far arrested 15 people from various parts of the metropolis for damaging cars, a senior official said. Mumbai Police deployed its force to help clear the resulting traffic jam but to no avail, sources said.
In both cities, passengers said they had to wait longer than normal for Uber and Ola cars. While the drivers want minimum fare to be between Rs 100 to Rs 150, their demand for per km charge is something between Rs 18 to Rs 23, based on the type of car. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. . To read more stories by Sundeep Khanna, click.
It will include a morcha from Bharatmata cinema in central Mumbai to Mantralaya on Monday. If it does lose the case and Uber drivers are classified as workers, they will be entitled to paid holidays and the minimum wage. Reportedly, the strike was organized to put pressure on state government during the first day of the Legislative Assembly's winter session. The rising cost of fuel, caused by higher oil prices and a weak rupee, is the latest setback for drivers already operating on thin margins. In the sharing economy, there is little sharing of wealth. Industry experts claim that the demands are such that they will impact users. In both cities, passengers said they had to wait longer than normal for Uber and Ola cars.
Our were happy with the Diwali incentives, but subsequently we went on a second round of agitation, when our delegation was assured by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis that he would look into our demands and possibly call for a meeting after the state assembly winter session. Ola and Uber encourage drivers to buy cars on loan. As more drivers joined the platforms and the supply of cars increased, the companies started scaling back on incentives. Last month, the drivers had gone on a 12-day strike, which was called off on November 2, leading to widespread inconvenience to commuters and losses for the drivers who have been demanding a price hike in sync with the rising fuel prices. Then why did he call the November 2 meeting? However, there were incidents of hooliganism also reported with several drivers claiming to have been forced to join in the strike.
They had warned that the strike would resume if a solution was not found by November 15. It seems the simmering resentment of Ola and Uber drivers will continue. By March 19, 2018 Share This: Ola and Uber drives are on an indefinite strike across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, among other cities, protesting poor payouts received from the app-based taxi hailing firms. As per the organization, the strike could go on indefinitely if their demands are not met. Only the headline has been changed. On November 3, after last moment talks and assurances from the aggregators and the state government, the strike was called off. The court also stopped the unions and their members or associates from removing or confiscating the mobile devices installed in the app-based cabs.
As more drivers joined the platforms and the supply of cars increased, the companies started scaling back on incentives. Their incomes have plunged over the past two years after Uber and Ola cut incentives to boost profitability. Drivers working for Ola and Uber had been on strike for 12 days starting October 22. He was unsure about how many drivers would eventually join the strike, he added. According to , Ola and Uber have increased fares by 10-15% from last year.
An Ola spokesperson, in a separate statement, confirmed that the strike had been called off with immediate effect. Their incomes have plunged over the past two years after Uber and Ola cut incentives to boost profitability. Even taking Rs 500 as an average, their monthly expenditure for this comes to Rs 15,000. The problem lies in both the business models. For those championing the cause of the new mobility business versus the older state-controlled model, it is useful to remember that both Ola and Uber are hugely loss making.
Drivers had earlier told the media that Ola and Uber are taking a commission of up to 27% of their earnings a day a number which tallies with with the companies. He did not wish to be named. It is estimated that over 45,000 app-based cabs operate in the financial capital alone. Some drivers who went on a in Ghatkopar to raise some issues against the aggregator firms on Friday night were picked up by police. Other details It's not known for how long the strike will continue The strike began on Saturday, at midnight, and on Sunday around 40% of Ola and Uber drivers remained off the roads. Some drivers say they are forced to work for up to 16 hours a day to make enough to pay interest on their loans, meet expenses and provide for their families. In Delhi, the strike by drivers was exacerbated by a separate stoppage by fuel pump owners demanding the city government cut the price of petrol and diesel in line with neighbouring states.