Uber and Bolt drivers will continue with the second (and final) day of their strike in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 August as they demand lower commission charges and higher rates for drivers.
According to Fin24, the drivers visited the Bolt offices in the Mother City on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum of demands.
The plan is to submit a similar memorandum to the office of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on Thursday, demanding that the city expedite the permitting process for e-hailing drivers and to protest alleged racial profiling of drivers and passengers by metro police.
Uber has increased its fares three times in 2022 to compensate for higher fuel costs, while Bolt has hiked its fares by 20%.
The cut Uber takes is reportedly 25% with drivers wanting to see that lowered to 10%, according to Siyabonga Hlabisa, chairperson of the Western Cape E-hailing Association.
In addition, Cape Town’s e-hailing drivers reportedly want a R40 minimum fare.
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