Online taxi drivers plan strike to demand implementation of MoU

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A union of taxi operators has called of a strike next Tuesday claiming failure by ride-hailing apps managers to honour a memorandum of understanding.

The MoU defines how to deal with pricing and models, recognition of drivers representative by app managers, business partnerships, among others.

The Digital Taxi Forum Union’s call over the July 11 MoU came barely two days after Taxify downplayed claims that its drivers are poorly paid.

Taxify chairperson Alex Mwaura said their drivers are earning more compared to the previous days.

“A driver earns at least Sh2,250 per day compared to the Sh1,250 they earned previously.”

But the union secretary Wycliffe Alutalala told the press on Friday that “Uber and Taxify management still plays hide and seek games with them”.

Their concern is that the situation exposes the drivers to poor working conditions and fatalities.

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