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12 Hours driving limit - Great News!

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by Uberx zoom, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Uber has recently introduced a 12 hours driving limit to drivers in NSW - Another great RSDU achievement!

    12 hours driving limit?... Sound familiar?.

    This was one of RSDU's core demands since inception. Following our relentless campaigns, this demand is now finally being implemented. We've been pushing for this change since April 2016, Government bodies and Uber have finally taken notice!

    We now expect Uber to proceed and implement the 12 hours maximum shift requirement to all other states in Australia, as soon as possible.

    Yet another great achievement to the RSDU!

    Here are our original letters to Uber April and June, 2017 demanding these changes:

    Press coverage of our 12 hours maximum shift demand (at the time)
    • Uber strike: Group calls for drivers to 'log off' in one-day protest over pay and conditions


      "...A published list of demands includes an increase in minimum rates of pay, a limit to the hours a driver can work in a shift..."

    • Uber Drivers Strike In Melbourne To Protest Low Pay, Long Hours And Politics


      "...Interestingly, the RSDU is asking that Uber place a limit on the maximum number of hours that drivers work per day, capping it at 12 hours. According to the group, "there have been numerous reports about drivers dossing off at the wheel after driving 14+ hour shifts, just to make ends meet and take home minimum pay" -- and they're claiming that Uber holds responsibility to ensure its workers are not fatiguing themselves. The RSDU: "At current base rates, many drivers are now finding themselves having to drive much longer shifts, with no daily limits just so they can make ends meet. Drivers working long 12-16 hour shifts are fast becoming the norm...."
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
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  2. river view

    river view Member

    Hi UZ,
    Congratulations on a successful campaign to improve Uber driver pay and conditions. It would be great to see the changes rolled out through the rest of Australia.

    The 12 hour driving limit is implemented in the App and I received warning messages after 10 hours driving which was useful to make sure I was near home before the App stops.

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  3. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Thank you RV, much appreciated.

    Coupled by the FWO investigation which recently kicked into higher gear, hopefully we'll be able to see some traction on the 'rate rise' front as well.

    Slowly, but we're getting there :)

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