The All Assam Cab Operators’ Union has called a 72-hour strike from May 7. This is in protest against non-fulfillment of their demands by the management of Ola and Uber services despite repeated appeals.
The union has demanded a minimum Rs 2,500 to every cab owner-driver for 8-hour service rendered daily and bonus for extra service rendered above the stipulated eight hours as per international labour laws.
All Assam Cab Operators’ Union also demanded a halt to include more Ola-Uber vehicles to the existing ones and reduction of the 26 per cent share taken by the Ola-Uber authorities to 10 per cent.
On the other hand, customers, in general, have expressed their dissatisfaction over the cab drivers for consistent disruptions due to regular strikes and unavailability of cabs in the city. Few customers have alleged that the conditions have been deplorable for a very long time but concerned authorities of Ola and Uber has failed to take any preventive measure in this regard.