Uber drivers' strike finally has come to Dhaka. Two groups of Uber drivers in Bangladesh have announced a 24-hour strike on Monday starting from Sunday midnight.
Dhaka Ridesharing Drivers Union and Bangladesh Ridesharing Drivers Association called the strike on Sunday to protest against “different irregularities”.
The striking drivers put forward an eight-point demand list went unmet the groups threatened further programs, reports the Financial Express. The demands include:
The group said that they have discussed the issues with Uber several times but found no proper solution. Uber operation Dhaka issued a statement saying that the disruption is caused by a small group and that it has processes in place to address the complaints and issues of drivers through in-app feedback and Partner Sheba Kendras.
[su_highlight background="#efd69c" color="#1d1f16"]As companies like Uber and Lyft play an increasingly outsized role in public life, the regulations are likely to come. This is already happening in cities like California and London and will be a common thing in most cities in the coming years where these companies operate. The challenging part is that these companies are built on a business model where drivers are considered as merchants/partners like ecommerce platforms and when that relationship with drivers changes into a more permanent relationship like employees, as it is happening in California, it will potentially affect the entire business model of these companies.[/su_highlight]