Thursday, 17th June 2021

Protesting irregularities Uber drivers to go on strike on Monday

Dhaka, Oct 14 (BAN/ AD): Protesting irregularities Dhaka Ridesharing Drivers Union and Bangladesh Ridesharing Drivers Association have called for strike on Monday. The Association’s General Secretary Shuvo Ahmed told cars and motorcycles that share rides using the Uber app will be under the strike.

He said “We urge the drivers to express solidarity with the demands,” he also added “These are demands of all Uber drivers of Dhaka.”

The demands kept forth by strikers are:

  • Fixing fare per kilometre and minute from start to end of every trip.
  • Reducing Uber’s commission to 12 percent from 25 percent.
  • Raising fare due to a hike in gas prices.
  • Arranging trips near destinations under the ‘Destination’ option in the app.
  • Ensuring security of the drivers. Arranging compensation if passengers cause damage to vehicles.
  • Taking no action against the drivers without investigating passenger complaints.
  • Making it compulsory for passengers to provide own image in their Uber accounts.
  • Arranging initial training for passengers on location. Putting a ceiling of two kilometres on maximum distance between the drivers and passengers.

Uber management has not yet commented on the development. Uber Bangladesh Country Lead Quazi Zulquarnain was unreachable on his phone. Uber was launched in Bangladesh in 2016 and has gained popularity very fast.

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