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  • Updated: June 07, 2023

Implications Of Strike By Bolt, Uber Drivers

Implications Of Strike By Bolt, Uber Drivers

The strike by e-hailing company drivers Bolt and Uber, Rida, and Indriver, among others, began on Wednesday in order to resolve grievances over commission, working conditions, benefits, and other labour-related issues.

 The industrial action has the potential to severely disrupt ride-hailing services, causing inconvenience for passengers and companies that rely on these platforms.  

According to the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transport Workers of Nigeria (AUATWON) statement: "This is a step of solidarity that we must take as a group to protect our investment as fleet managers, our business as workers, and our jobs as app drivers."

"We are confident that this will result in a better and more profitable industry that will encourage all stakeholders," the statement reads in part.

Possible implications of the strike:

Services will be disrupted as a result of a strike by Bolt and Uber drivers in the impacted locations.

With fewer drivers available, it can be difficult for users to book rides, resulting in longer wait times and limited transit options.

With fewer drivers available during a strike, demand for rides may outweigh supply.

As a result of the strong demand, ride fares may see surge pricing.

During the strike, users may have to pay more for rides or face pricing variations.

Users who rely significantly on Bolt and Uber for transportation may be inconvenienced during a driver strike.

They may need to consider other modes of transportation, such as public transportation or taxis, which may not be readily accessible or convenient.

The ride-hailing firm may face reputational damage if the strike receives widespread public support or if drivers' concerns are shared by users.

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