AFL Day Uber Log-OFF strike, successfully completed!

AFL Day, 24th Sep Uber one hour Log-OFF strike was completed successfully.

Thousands of drivers in Australia took part, switching off their Uber driver app from 12pm Until 1pm (Melbourne time).

This was the 6th Log-OFF strike organized/coordinated by the RSDU and we are happy to report impressive drivers attendance in all states.

The shortage of drivers in a number of cities, Melbourne in particular created high surge conditions, an indication of drivers unity putting together a successful strike action effort.

We may have not won the war on the 29th of September but wars are won one battle at a time.

Drivers! Our fight is not over, it is far from over. Uber is a multibillion corporation with a business model that rely on exploiting, shortchanging and misleading YOU the driver.

Uber continue to claim they are working with their “independent partner” drivers, providing them with various feedback channels, support lines, driver forums meetings etc. but as many drivers will attest these channels are just a media PR and a waste of everyone’s time. Drivers feedback is being ignored, drivers hardly ever consulted on sticking issues and their contract terms are often considerably changed for the worse, with very little notice.

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Drivers working conditions remain poor. This after ALL the feedback drivers have been providing Uber for the last 6 years or more, directly and via the press, in Australia and all around the world, in courts and on street demonstrations. Clearly! Uber doesn’t listen to feedback, Uber doesn’t want to listen to drivers feedback.

Thanks again to all of you committed brave and united drivers from around the country who participated in our strike on the 24th September and took a stand, insisting on protesting and working together to improve everyone’s working conditions and the future of the rideshare industry in Australia. Your actions are a true inspiration.

The RSDU intends to continue the fight for best drivers interests, help coordinate and centralize local and global efforts in bringing companies like Uber to take responsibility for their drivers welfare and lift their game. Forcing Uber to respect drivers independent contractor status, fair pay and conditions and help create a sustainable and viable Ride-share industry in Australia and around the world.

We encourage drivers group leaders from all around the world to contact us for more information and to learn how to be part of this global united effort.

Stay united! Stay tuned! More to come…

Max B. – RideShare Drivers United

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