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Uber and Ola drivers go on strike across the country, demand better pay

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Ola and Uber drives are on an indefinite strike across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, among other cities, protesting poor payouts received from the app-based taxi hailing firms. While most cabs are off the road in Mumbai, users from cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and others have told Medianama that they are able to book cabs (some users had to pay surge fares). The strike was first called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena, a driver union in Mumbai and ET reports that 60,000 cabs will go off the roads in Mumbai alone. Sanjay Naik, the union's president has said that the strike is the result of Ola and Uber failing to keep their promises. Naik told PTI that the companies had promised that drivers will be making at least 1.5 lakhs a month but aren't even able to make half of that.…

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