After 12 days Ola, Uber drivers withdraw strike on a temporary basis

The drivers have called off the strike but they have indicated that if no decisions in the welfare of the cab drivers are made in the meeting on November 15, they will protest in a similar fashion


On Friday, drivers from cab aggregator companies, Ola and Uber withdrew the strike on a temporary basis. The drivers had visited Cabinet Minister of Transport - Diwakar Raote - and after a conversation with Raote, the drivers decided to withdraw the strike on a temporary basis. Earlier on Thursday, Ola, Uber representatives were supposed to meet the drivers to conduct a discussion on the demands of the cab drivers.

However, the officials from the company failed to show up to the meeting and after which, they approached Raote who assured them of incentives during Diwali. However, the drivers who called off the strike after 12 days, have stated that they will call for a strike again, if their issues are not discussed in a meeting on November 15.

The Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh-led drivers had stated that if their demands aren’t fulfilled within one week, then they will conduct a march from Bharatmata Cinema to Mantralaya. Meanwhile, the minister assured the people that the public won’t have to bear extra expenses due to the strike.

However, the cab aggregators will meet on November 15 to prepare a new fare chart according to the increased petrol and diesel prices. Therefore, till November 15, the commuters and the customers will not be hassled by lack of cabs.

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