Careem drivers plan to strike

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An unidentified businessman looks for a car using his mobile sharing app. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — Careem drivers plan a three-hour strike on Sunday to protest against deductibles from wages, AmmanNet reported.اضافة اعلان

During the 7-10am strike, the drivers will close the application, declining customer requests.

The strike is in response to Careem’s failure to respond to the drivers’ demands to reduce the deductible levied by the company from each trip from 20 to 15 percent, and to adhere to the pricing of the Land Transport Regulatory Authority, according to AmmanNet.

Another reason is to have the waiting period included in the pricing. Currently, the waiting time is not calculated and many drivers, known as ‘’captains’’ waste gasoline and time in traffic jams without getting paid, said Mohammed Abu Mushrraff, a member of the Union of Captains of Smart Applications which includes Careem.

‘’The company is dealing with captains unjustly,’’ he said, adding that was due to the absence of a ‘’real authority that protects them and defends their rights’’.

Abu Musharraf explained to the “Jordanian Labor Observatory” that the drivers will stage another strike, next Tuesday, if Careem did not respond to their demands.

Many captains working on smart transport applications demanded the establishment of a special union for them in order to protect them from “app injustices” and defend their rights, especially in the absence of any role of the Ministry of Transport and the Land Transport Regulatory Authority.

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