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[27 May Media News] Vic Uber fare rise 'an insult' to drivers

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Melbourne (all VIC towns)' started by Moober68, May 27, 2017.

  1. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    The body representing Melbourne Uber drivers has labelled the company's increase in minimum fares as a "slap in the face" to drivers.

    The ride-sharing company plans to increase its minimum trip fee to $6.95, up from $6, and add a 55c booking fee to trips in Melbourne from June 9.

    Ride Share Drivers United say it is happy to see "Uber finally going in the right direction" but the size of the increase is "minuscule".

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...creases-fares-in-victoria#1Yo00vTRz88tsl2e.99
     
  2. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

  3. Dimmi Quando

    Dimmi Quando Member

    Has anyone else noticed that The Age has been strangely silent since the last two day strike action, through FWC probe and now?

    Do you think Lucas Groeneveld is paying them to stay off the story?

    If you look at the paper - anything goes. Absolutely anything. From snake oil informercials to discrimination outcry about some stupid show for girls only. Wage fraud and exploitation of thousands of Victorians under their nose is ignored completely. Can't be accidental.
     
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  4. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    For sure

    I am surprised that newscorp have started to go hard

    Even the australian reporting on local vic rsdu influenced stuff

    Mind you theage/afr were happy reporting on the fund managers call that gooba is a guaranteed scam as a business
     
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  5. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Talked to them this morning. Here it is:
    http://www.theage.com.au/business/u...-cover-operational-costs-20170528-gwf6zu.html
     
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  6. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

  7. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    Herald Sun paper edition today has a little article about the same except 100% feed from 'Uber Spokesman'. Not a word about RSDU or anyone other than Uber.

    Can't find a digital copy of this article either, as if it doesn't exist :).
     

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  8. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    That article basicly says Uber was sitting with drivers at thier "roundtable meetings". Drivers were concerned about Uber's operational costs and pushed Uber to intrduce a new booking fee of 55 cents on all trips, which drivers are happy to pass to Uber in full while carfully passing the 5 cents of GST to the ATO.

    Thats a massive pile of BS!!

    Its all Uber mind games ofcourse, but if ture then i have an incline which drivers Uber probably talked to. Must be the 5 well known moles on that other Uber controlled forum. I will not be surprised one bit :rolleyes:

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  9. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member


    Would that be the same drivers that 'pushed' Uber to reduce fares twice by 15% a pop more than a year ago, because they were 'concerned' about Uber's market share?

    And would they, by any chance, be the same drivers who 'pushed' Uber to keep these fares where they were for the whole year, round table after round table?
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  10. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    The roundtable claim by Uber is all BS. Identical announcements were made to the different states but with the different amounts and locations inserted, saying it was the result of roundtable meetings.
     
  11. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    I found them!
    The drivers that Uber is talking to at roundtable meetings.
    The drivers that Uber listens to.
    The valued partners who happily drive for ~60c/km,
    Park in the air,
    Able to wait 30 min for an absent minded passenger,
    Always have mints, water and spotless car (that produces petrol as it sits in traffic jams),
    Wear tuxedo and black bow tie,
    Never need to sleep, eat or do anything other than drive and
    Who don't mind getting deactivated in a flash for no apparent reason.

    Here they are:
     

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  12. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Lol @Moober68. Spot on!
     
  13. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Australia

    The Age
    http://www.theage.com.au/business/u...-cover-operational-costs-20170528-gwf6zu.html

    The Advertiser
    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/busin...s/news-story/e6040d9e9dc76a758056cf30a80f1a34

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    http://www.smh.com.au/business/uber...-cover-operational-costs-20170528-gwf6zu.html

    Channel 9 News
    http://www.9news.com.au/national/20...creases-fares-in-victoria#iocIbYhYL8Eg0Ozh.99

    Channel 7 News
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/35658535/vic-uber-fare-rise-an-insult-to-drivers/#page1

    Business Insider
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/...-fares-and-a-new-booking-fee-2017-5?r=US&IR=T

    Sky News
    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2017/05/27/victoria-s-uber-fare-rise–an-insult-.html

    Daily Telegraph
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...e/news-story/0198ddb62d38e3d2415e43bf56bed736

    The Australian
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus...e/news-story/f2d8ae7eb816475bb581f14cc08d5f92

    MSN News
    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/vic-uber-fare-rise-an-insult-to-drivers/ar-BBByWtt

    News.com.au
    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...e/news-story/0198ddb62d38e3d2415e43bf56bed736

    The Advertiser
    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/busin...s/news-story/e6040d9e9dc76a758056cf30a80f1a34

    Pedastrian Daily
    https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/arts...e-ex/788b8443-c26e-4c82-92e7-e40d351e95c1.htm

    Junkee
    http://junkee.com/uber-raising-prices/106913



    Around the world
    Daily Mail – UK
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4551330/Uber-hike-fares-Sydney-Melbourne.html


    International Business Times

    http://www.ibtimes.com.au/uber-hike-fares-add-booking-fee-australian-cities-june-1554196
     

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