RSDU in the News [May 2017]

UBER is hiking its fees in Australia for its ride-sharing service, with the company introducing a new booking fee and an increase to its minimum fares due to “operational costs”.

Peak body The Rideshare Drivers United said the new fee changes were a welcome step in the right direction but were too “minuscule” to make an impact to drivers’ earnings.

“This very small minimum fare increase is not really going to make much of a difference to drivers bottom line. Most drivers we talked to view this latest Uber increase as an insult and a slap in the face,” the organisation said.


Australia

The Age
http://www.theage.com.au/business/uber-to-hike-fares-in-sydney-and-melbourne-to-cover-operational-costs-20170528-gwf6zu.html

The Advertiser
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/rideshare-company-uber-to-hike-minimum-fare-in-adelaide-by-2-to-cover-operational-costs/news-story/e6040d9e9dc76a758056cf30a80f1a34

The Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/business/uber-to-hike-fares-in-sydney-and-melbourne-to-cover-operational-costs-20170528-gwf6zu.html

Channel 9 News
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/05/27/03/33/uber-increases-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/uber-price-hike-australians-are-about-to-see-lifts-in-minimum-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/news/nsw/its-a-slap-in-the-face-uber-drivers-label-rise-of-minimum-fee-miniscule/news-story/0198ddb62d38e3d2415e43bf56bed736

The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/uber-to-introduce-booking-fee-hike-minimum-fare/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-act/its-a-slap-in-the-face-uber-drivers-label-rise-of-minimum-fee-miniscule/news-story/0198ddb62d38e3d2415e43bf56bed736

The Advertiser
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/rideshare-company-uber-to-hike-minimum-fare-in-adelaide-by-2-to-cover-operational-costs/news-story/e6040d9e9dc76a758056cf30a80f1a34

Pedastrian Daily
https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/arts-and-culture/heads-up-australia-your-uber-rides-will-be-more-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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