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More commuting blues for Mumbai, Meru cab drivers go on strike

Adding up to the troubles of commuters being faced in view of ongoing stir by motormen, Meru cab drivers today went on strike to press for their demands for rise in pay scales and unfair suspension of drivers.

mumbai Updated: May 04, 2010 16:20 IST

Adding up to the troubles of commuters being faced in view of ongoing stir by motormen, Meru cab drivers on Tuesday went on strike to press for their demands for rise in pay scales and unfair suspension of drivers.

About 1,700 odd cabs belonging to private taxi service Meru, have decided to not ply for the day as a part of the protest.

"Even though we provide good service to people, our payments are not that good. Also, the management has removed some drivers on account of poor behaviour. The management itself does not behave properly with us, they ill-treat us," Satish Trivedi, a driver associated with Meru said.

Meru taxi drivers said that they were protesting due to low payments, unfair suspension of drivers by the management and ill-treatment meted to them by management.

Another driver who did not wish to be named said, "We are going on strike because the management is not paying heed to our demands. We will meet today do discuss the further course of action."

"The drivers will be meeting the management to press for their demands, which we think is inappropriate," Meru Cabs' Vice-President Marketing, Gavin Dabreo told PTI.