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Ola and Uber drivers strike in Telangana may extend till Sunday

Tensions continued to escalate as some drivers on Ola and Uber in Telangana State represented by taxi unions declared a five-day strike against low earnings, reports Business Standard. The strike was called by the Telangana Cab Drivers and Owners Association (TCDOA), Telangana Cabs Association (TCA) and the Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) which claim to represent over 1 lakh drivers in the state. The drivers' demands included clearing outstanding dues and providing a valid reason for suspending drivers. The also wanted the companies to scrap the star-rating system and remove the mandatory three-trip compliance for incentives during surge hours, as indicated by this India Today report. A Deccan Chronicle report pointed that drivers may extend the strike till Sunday. A spokespeprson for Ola declined to comment on the issue and the demands of the drivers. The spokesperson added that the…

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