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USA: Ride-share drivers go on strike for living wage02:55

USA: Ride-share drivers go on strike for living wage

United States, San Francisco
May 9, 2019 at 00:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drivers working for ride-share applications such as Uber and Lyft protested in San Francisco on Wednesday, demanding a living wage.

"They cut the rate recently, this year, actually and it was a significant change in my earnings," said Mustafa, an Uber driver protesting in front of the company's headquarters. "This year, with this pay, I think I will not be able to have even my medical insurance or any benefits."

Uber, the leading ride-hailing application, is set to hold its IPO by May 10, with a valuation expected to be between $80 and $91 billion. The company cut the percentage earned by drivers in 2019, whereby drivers must work longer hours to earn the same amount. The decision sparked protests in cities around the world.

USA: Ride-share drivers go on strike for living wage02:55
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Drivers working for ride-share applications such as Uber and Lyft protested in San Francisco on Wednesday, demanding a living wage.

"They cut the rate recently, this year, actually and it was a significant change in my earnings," said Mustafa, an Uber driver protesting in front of the company's headquarters. "This year, with this pay, I think I will not be able to have even my medical insurance or any benefits."

Uber, the leading ride-hailing application, is set to hold its IPO by May 10, with a valuation expected to be between $80 and $91 billion. The company cut the percentage earned by drivers in 2019, whereby drivers must work longer hours to earn the same amount. The decision sparked protests in cities around the world.

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