Bolt news: Cop in an unmarked car attacked at some level of e-hailing drivers’ strike

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Cop in an unmarked car attacked at some level of e-hailing drivers’ strike

The community brought traffic to a standstill in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday afternoon as they handed over a memorandum of demands, calling on govt to ensure corporations in the industry are held guilty.

A police officer who had just knocked off was attacked allegedly by protesting e-hailing drivers in Pretoria on 22 March 2022. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN
  • Uber
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  • E-hailing driver
  • E-Hailing Strike
  • Pretoria strike

JOHANNESBURG – Tensions are now high on Tuesday as protesting e-hailing drivers attack an unmarked police car that they believed used to be one of their very have transporting a passenger in Pretoria.

The officer, who refused to present his name, stated he used to be attempting to guard himself when he used to be assaulted and disarmed.

“They had been so violent and that’s why I needed to make a choice out my firearm perfect to guard myself. However they took it and I used to be assaulted very badly.

Police bear now arrived come the Union Buildings the place the drivers handed over their memorandum of demands.

Two men – one of them matching the outline given by the injured off-responsibility policeman – had been taken into police custody.

FAIR REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

The drivers stated Division of Trade and Trade must impress an even regulatory atmosphere and guard against the advent of app monopolies in the field.

The community brought traffic to a standstill in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday afternoon as they handed over a memorandum of demands, calling on govt to ensure corporations in the industry are held guilty.

Operators on the Uber, Bolt, Didi and in driver platforms stated they would per chance strike for 3 days over exploitation and unfair industry apply.

E-hailing taxi operators accused corporations in the field of competing on the expense of drivers, saying they encroached on the transport industry whereas masquerading as tool corporations.

The memorandum of demands used to be got by the executive of team in the division.

Scores of protesters, hooting as they force, had been making their manner to the Union Buildings the place they desire the attention of President Cyril Ramaphosa and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

March convener Melithemba Mnguni stated the law must quiet be modified.

“E-hailing app corporations bear came upon a loophole in our establishments, whereby they present themselves as a tool firm the place they join riders and drivers. Unfortunately, must you explore deeper in how they feature, they’re transport corporations and they’re also employers, nonetheless they present them in any other case to keep a long way flung from taking responsibility and accountability.”

MEDIATION PROCESS

Within the period in-between, Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo has undertaken to tempo up the mediation course of between e-hailing drivers and their industry partners.

Mamabolo stated the course of, which started when drivers first approached him for presidency’s intervention final year, would be concluded in three months.

He met with representatives sooner than their strike.

Mamabolo stated a mediator used to be appointed final year to handle the ongoing disputes between e-hailing drivers and their tech industry partners.

He stated whereas engagements would no longer yield overnight results, he used to be dedicated to facilitating the conclusion of the course of.

“We bear got stated to them the mediation is proceeding, we now bear got to wrap it up in three months and release a story and suggestions on what needs to be accomplished.”

On the other hand, the MEC stated they would per chance no longer wait till after the conclusion of the mediation course of to act on what he called rapid wins or issues of instantaneous strain.

Mamabolo stated he would retain one other spherical of conferences with drivers this week.

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Cop in an unmarked car attacked at some level of e-hailing drivers’ strike

The community brought traffic to a standstill in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday afternoon as they handed over a memorandum of demands, calling on govt to ensure corporations in the industry are held guilty.

A police officer who had just knocked off was attacked allegedly by protesting e-hailing drivers in Pretoria on 22 March 2022. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN
  • Uber
  • Bolt
  • E-hailing driver
  • E-Hailing Strike
  • Pretoria strike

JOHANNESBURG – Tensions are now high on Tuesday as protesting e-hailing drivers attack an unmarked police car that they believed used to be one of their very have transporting a passenger in Pretoria.

The officer, who refused to present his name, stated he used to be attempting to guard himself when he used to be assaulted and disarmed.

“They had been so violent and that’s why I needed to make a choice out my firearm perfect to guard myself. However they took it and I used to be assaulted very badly.

Police bear now arrived come the Union Buildings the place the drivers handed over their memorandum of demands.

Two men – one of them matching the outline given by the injured off-responsibility policeman – had been taken into police custody.

FAIR REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

The drivers stated Division of Trade and Trade must impress an even regulatory atmosphere and guard against the advent of app monopolies in the field.

The community brought traffic to a standstill in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday afternoon as they handed over a memorandum of demands, calling on govt to ensure corporations in the industry are held guilty.

Operators on the Uber, Bolt, Didi and in driver platforms stated they would per chance strike for 3 days over exploitation and unfair industry apply.

E-hailing taxi operators accused corporations in the field of competing on the expense of drivers, saying they encroached on the transport industry whereas masquerading as tool corporations.

The memorandum of demands used to be got by the executive of team in the division.

Scores of protesters, hooting as they force, had been making their manner to the Union Buildings the place they desire the attention of President Cyril Ramaphosa and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

March convener Melithemba Mnguni stated the law must quiet be modified.

“E-hailing app corporations bear came upon a loophole in our establishments, whereby they present themselves as a tool firm the place they join riders and drivers. Unfortunately, must you explore deeper in how they feature, they’re transport corporations and they’re also employers, nonetheless they present them in any other case to keep a long way flung from taking responsibility and accountability.”

MEDIATION PROCESS

Within the period in-between, Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo has undertaken to tempo up the mediation course of between e-hailing drivers and their industry partners.

Mamabolo stated the course of, which started when drivers first approached him for presidency’s intervention final year, would be concluded in three months.

He met with representatives sooner than their strike.

Mamabolo stated a mediator used to be appointed final year to handle the ongoing disputes between e-hailing drivers and their tech industry partners.

He stated whereas engagements would no longer yield overnight results, he used to be dedicated to facilitating the conclusion of the course of.

“We bear got stated to them the mediation is proceeding, we now bear got to wrap it up in three months and release a story and suggestions on what needs to be accomplished.”

On the other hand, the MEC stated they would per chance no longer wait till after the conclusion of the mediation course of to act on what he called rapid wins or issues of instantaneous strain.

Mamabolo stated he would retain one other spherical of conferences with drivers this week.

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