Karnataka government asks striking Uber, Ola drivers to move labour court   

Karnataka government today asked the striking drivers attached to cab aggregators Uber and Ola to approach the Labour Court, as their strike with charter of demands entered the second day today.

Ola, Uber, High Court, Delhi-NCR, Rajdhani Tourist Drivers' Union, Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi
The court's observations came after the counsel for the two unions — Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi (SDAD) and Rajdhani Tourist Drivers' Union, submitted that they have met the representatives of the two companies, but could not reach at any settlement.(Reuters)

Karnataka government today asked the striking drivers attached to cab aggregators Uber and Ola to approach the Labour Court, as their strike with charter of demands entered the second day today. “It doesn’t come under our preview…government doesn’t have anything to do with the contract signed between the Ola,  Uber, cab drivers and owners,” Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters here.

He said “As they approached us I had asked the  Commissioner (Transport) to conduct meetings. Five meetings  were held, Ola and Uber did not agree…so our Commissioner  has advised them (drivers) to approach the Labour Court.”

Over one lakh drivers attached to two cab aggregators  began an indefinite strike in Bengaluru yesterday, demanding  better incentives and stopping attachment of new cabs which  they said affects their bookings.

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Hitting back at Reddy, Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola (UTO) Drivers and Owners Association President Tanveer Pasha said “If the Minister is not aware of his responsibility and that of the departments that come under him, he should resign.”

Stating that 95 per cent of the the vehicles have  stopped operating, he said just about five per cent were not taking part in the strike and are continuing to operate, without proper information.

Incidents of striking drivers obstructing other drivers from operating and thereby causing inconvenience to  passengers have also been reported from different parts of the city.       Uber in a statement said “We’re sorry that our service has been disrupted in Bangalore. We’re aware of isolated reports of threats and intimidation from a small group of people. We again call on the authorities to put an end to this illegal behaviour”.

“We are committed to ensuring that drivers who wish to  work are able to do so, and riders can get from A to B  conveniently, reliably and safely,” it said.

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