Uber-pissed off: drivers in dispute from Delhi to Doha

Cautiously pessimistic

Mention the words “Uber” and “strike” together in the English-speaking world and people might be likely to think of the backlash against the company for breaking the New York taxi strike against Trump’s immigration ban. But Uber drivers are far from just being helpless pawns or hardened scabs: at the start of the month, hundreds of NY Uber drivers struck through the same union that organised the airport strike, while the UK’s seen drivers fighting Uber through employment tribunals, as well as the wildcat at the UberEATS food delivery service.

Looking at the global picture, it’s interesting to see that Uber drivers have been getting organised elsewhere: in Delhi, a strike among Uber and Ola drivers over the last few days, responding to conditions that’ve led some cab drivers to suicide, led to the High Court issuing an injunction against drivers who were blocking scab…

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