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

Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts.

The US-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.

“The upfront isn’t fair. If you get stuck in traffic or the passenger makes extra stops during the journey, we receive nothing for that,” said John, an Ethiopian driver who declined to give his second name…. see more

source: arabianbusiness

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