Why are Ola and Uber drivers on a strike?
Slashed incentives, increased commission rates, declining number of rides, long working hours and decreased earnings, among other issues, have Uber and Ola drivers on strike for the fourth day on Monday. Two members of the Sarvodaya Drivers Association Delhi (Ola and Uber), the union leading the protests, are on hunger strike. With the strike expected to continue on Monday, commuters need to make alternatives plans like using public transport, autos and the traditional kaali peeli taxis. Sunday saw virtually no Uber or Ola cabs running on Delhi streets, driving up demand and prices in the national capital. Drivers allege that they have been forced to strike because of the slashing of incentives, which has made making ends meet difficult.