Bolt news: E-hailing drivers threaten extra protests over industry law

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E-hailing drivers threaten extra protests over industry law

Drivers embarked on a two-day strike closing week annoying an cease to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing carrier Bolt.

FILE: Bolt and Uber drivers blocked the N1 driving to the head offices of both companies in Marlboro to hand over their memorandum on 20 February 2020. Picture: EWN
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  • Bolt
  • E-hailing providers

JOHANNESBURG – E-hailing drivers are threatening recent protests across the country.

Drivers embarked on a two-day strike closing week annoying an cease to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing carrier Bolt. Moreover they’re annoying that the industry be regulated.

Closing Week, drivers took to the streets marching to Bolt’s locations of work in Bryanston.

They claimed the e-hailing operator gave an challenge to unblock drivers who had been barred from the app. However now it seemed that the firm had failed to meet its promise.

The drivers’ spokesperson Vathuka Mbelengwa acknowledged: “So long as drivers are being blocked, abused, exploited, victimised, and are usually not given an ultimate to answer, it will not be business as usual for Bolt and Uber.”

He acknowledged they would return to the streets.

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E-hailing drivers threaten extra protests over industry law

Drivers embarked on a two-day strike closing week annoying an cease to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing carrier Bolt.

FILE: Bolt and Uber drivers blocked the N1 driving to the head offices of both companies in Marlboro to hand over their memorandum on 20 February 2020. Picture: EWN
  • Uber
  • Bolt
  • E-hailing providers

JOHANNESBURG – E-hailing drivers are threatening recent protests across the country.

Drivers embarked on a two-day strike closing week annoying an cease to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing carrier Bolt. Moreover they’re annoying that the industry be regulated.

Closing Week, drivers took to the streets marching to Bolt’s locations of work in Bryanston.

They claimed the e-hailing operator gave an challenge to unblock drivers who had been barred from the app. However now it seemed that the firm had failed to meet its promise.

The drivers’ spokesperson Vathuka Mbelengwa acknowledged: “So long as drivers are being blocked, abused, exploited, victimised, and are usually not given an ultimate to answer, it will not be business as usual for Bolt and Uber.”

He acknowledged they would return to the streets.

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