Class action lawsuit against Uber in South Africa to give drivers more rights

JayM

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Or simply allow each driver to adjust their rates within a defined range. That’d make it a less unilateral situation.

Almost everyone would choose the cheapest fare, so the lowest price becomes the de-facto standard price.
 

quovadis

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Almost everyone would choose the cheapest fare, so the lowest price becomes the de-facto standard price.
It doesn't matter what the customers choose - its about reducing the unilateral nature of the relationship between uber and their driver partners. It actually might work in Uber's favour since it introduces competition between partners.
 

Slootvreter

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Uber is buying market share waiting for self driving cars to go mainstream and then drop their drivers. With the human cost it will never be profitable as someone will feel screwed.
As long as there are other human drivers on the road, this will not go well.
 

Slootvreter

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Or simply allow each driver to adjust their rates within a defined range. That’d make it a less unilateral situation.
They do that anyway, I've been ripped off more than a few times. Or at least, they attempted to.
 

Creag

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The claim is based on the drivers’ entitlement to...
and this is where you can stop reading the article
I mean, who is not entitled
 

Danie_V

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Careful what you wish for....
So true, I was thinking exactly the same. Either Uber goes out of business, or it will have to hike it's fares considerably at our expense or lose ground to competitors. Either ways things won't be the same, and it won't be able to be undone either.
 

saturnz

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In the US Burger flippers want $15 a hour.

Let that sink in.

That's around R35000 a month with a 8 hour work day.

rent is around $800-1000 for a small flat

and they don't have sick leave, and annual leave is also pathetic

let that sink in
 

Moosedrool

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rent is around $800-1000 for a small flat

and they don't have sick leave, and annual leave is also pathetic

let that sink in

That's not even close to justifying $15 a hour. Rent for a 2 bedroom flat in SA $400 to $700 in the suburbs.

Let that sink in.
 
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