Uber, Bolt drivers go on strike

By Ayanda Nyathi for EWN

Uber and Bolt drivers are considering roping in the Department of Transport to help solve their ongoing issues around safety and pay.

Drivers staged a disruptive protest on Wednesday, raising concerns over security and the payment arrangements they had with their companies.

Uber and Bolt drivers said they felt they were being taken for a ride and were plotting their next move. The protest was partially disrupted by clashes with police who at times fired rubber bullets.

The drivers were calling for the payment arrangement they had with Uber and Bolt to be relooked at and wanted measures introduced to improve their safety.

Protest leader Sibusiso Ngwenya said the clashes with police would not deter them.

“We are planning to engage with the Department of Transport to ask that they intervene and speak to the e-hailing companies,” he said.

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