Author: Gustavo Ribeiro
Publish date: 2023-05-23 11:45:03
Brazilians trying to get a ride to work or to the airport were left unattended or faced prohibitive prices on May 15 as drivers of ride-hailing apps Uber and Didi’s 99 staged a 24-hour work stoppage. They aimed to push the companies to increase drivers’ pay, which has been frozen since 2016 according to unions representing gig workers, and improve their working conditions.
Eduardo Lima, the head of one union, stated that working for ride-hailing apps “is not feasible” as it requires extremely long working hours just for drivers to keep themselves afloat. “We know that passengers already pay a…