Drivers of SF-based taxi aggregator Uber are staging a one-day hunger strike in Hyderabad today to protest the denial of promised incentives and business by the management.
The one-day hunger strike follows protests staged by Uber drivers on August 26 over issues of making a lot less money than had been ensured to them by the company.
Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) said that there were hundreds of drivers working for Uber and while the company was willing to talk to drivers individually but not a union.
TSCBOA claims that during individual talks with drivers, the Uber management had rejected their demands regarding promised business and incentives.
Uber had apparently assured drivers that they would be earning Rs 70,000 a month after entering into a contract with it. But TSCBOA claims that drivers are unable to earn more than Rs 15,000 a month due to cuts in incentives and the number of trips.
The company said that over 99% of the drivers on its platform in Hyderabad were doing very well and less than 0.5% of is driver base were expressing concerns over temporary incentives.