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Melbourne Drivers it is time to unite

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by DriverX, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. DriverX

    DriverX Active Member

    Rideshare services in Melbourne commenced at the end of 2013. Since that time:

    1. The base rates of pay for drivers using the Uber platform have FALLEN by 30%. At a base rate of $1 per km and 0.30c per minute, Melbourne has the CHEAPEST Ubers in Australia. These reductions in fares happen with 24 hours notice and are never explained to drivers. Even many passengers are aware that Uber Melbourne is so cheap as to be completely unsustainable for drivers.

    2. Uber has INCREASED the commission it takes from us from 20% t0 25%

    3. While GoCatch collects the GST payable on each fare from drivers, Uber does not. This means that since August 2015, all Uber drivers are required to pay 10% GST on the full fare (collected by Uber) to the Australian Tax Office as well as pay income tax on earnings

    4. An increasing number of drivers find themselves working longer and longer hours to make a living while also having to pay lease or rental fees for cars leased and rented through companies such as Splend. The amounts drivers have to pay for a lease, in addition to fuel, tax compliance and surcharges for driving over 1,000km per week make hourly earnings less than $10: this is WELL BELOW the minimum wage in Australia

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  2. Seenu

    Seenu New Member

    Agreed, it's a time to unite, Uber is ripping off there driver's, poor pay conditions, gst need to pay on what uber driver earn not on uber commission, increase minimum fare. Full support from my side on tuesday log off
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