E-hailing drivers planning national strike - including Uber, Uber Eats, and Bolt

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Uber and Bolt national shutdown planned for South Africa

Disgruntled Uber, Bolt, InDriver, and DiDi drivers in South Africa plan to disrupt major roads and "critical institutions" as part of a three-day strike calling for e-hailing industry regulation.

Private Public Transport Association (PPTA) founder Vhatuka Mbelengwa, who is organising the strike, told eNCA that e-hailing platforms exploit drivers.
 
Someone in Gov has realized there's a cash cow waiting to be milked here, and causing problems...
 
Imagine doing things the right way instead of going the lizzard brain route...

Will they be serving marshmellos with their tyre fire?
What is the right way? Anecdotally, the Uber/Bolt drivers have engaged with their respective companies (if the drivers are to be believed).

However, I agree that burning of tyres would be too much. If they decide to have a braai they must invite me.

Edit: as is threatening others, blocking access to critical areas etc...
 
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Well they need the extra cash to go around - my very anecdotal experience is that Uber Eats drivers are sub-contracting work to other people - 9/10 deliveries are people on bikes who don't resemble their photos nor do their bike registrations match. Have notified Uber numerous times but seems like they are turning a blind eye.
 
Block highways and critical infrastructure. What a novel way of getting people to be sympathetic to your cause.

Fuggem, if they do this, they are cnuts and I will never use them again.
I propuse public cruxifion for the first person who does this. Then watch them not doing it again.
 
Block highways and critical infrastructure. What a novel way of getting people to be sympathetic to your cause.

Fuggem, if they do this, they are cnuts and I will never use them again.
Agreed. Edited my post as well.
 
What is the right way? Anecdotally, the Uber/Bolt drivers have engaged with their respective companies (if the drivers are to be believed).

However, I agree that burning of tyres would be too much. If they decide to have a braai they must invite me.

Edit: as is threatening others, blocking access to critical areas etc...
Most independent contractors go and find other clients if their current employees don't offer them what they need. They don't go this route...
 
If it is peaceful strike I will support then. Uber & Co is masters at exploiting people.

Uber Eats is a prime example: Restaurant needs to pay 30%. Then there is a delivery fee. And a service fee. How much goes to the driver - I wouldn't think a lot because they probably survive on tips. Uber have inserted themselves as middleman to take the biggest cut of the profit.
 
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So then don’t work for those companies if you don’t want to.
Nothing stopping you from working for yourself.
 
If it is peaceful strike I will support then. Uber & Co is masters at exploiting people.

Uber Eats is a prime example: Restaurant needs to pay 30%. Then there is a delivery fee. And a service fee. How much goes to the driver - I wouldn't think a lot because they probably survive on tips. Uber have inserted themselves as middleman to take the biggest cut of the profit.
Dont forget MrD. Thats why the app menu prices are higher than the restaurant menu prices.
Then they claim you save R9 with “free” delivery :ROFL:

Plus the 10% tip I just go fetch the food myself the restaurant is 1km from my house.
 
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