Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar go on strike after price cuts

13 February 2017 - Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in Doha in 2014, has in recent months cut fares by 15-20 percent for passengers amid growing competition from local firms. Uber drivers in Doha stayed home on Monday to protest the cuts and an “upfront” service launched by Uber in November that allows passengers to view the total fare before their journey.

Reuters (2017), 'Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar go on strike after price cuts', 13 February.

Metadata

  • Uber
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Other
  • 2017
  • Article
  • industrial action, income
  • English
  • Reuters (Publisher)
  • Open access
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