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15 Nov 2018 | 10:01 AM UTC

India: Uber drivers to resume strike in Mumbai Nov. 17, protest Nov. 19 /update 3

India News Alert

Uber and Ola drivers threaten to resume their strike on November 17 and to protest on November 19 in Mumbai; associated disruption

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Mumbai

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Event

Drivers of the ridesharing services Uber and Ola have threatened to resume their strike in Mumbai on Saturday, November 17, should their demands still not be met. They had initially planned to do so November 15. The drivers are also planning to stage a protest on November 19, in Mumbai; a march is expected to begin at Bharat Mata and end at Vidhan Bhavan.

Context

The strike, launched October 22, was temporarily suspended on November 2 for the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Drivers are demanding increased incomes after a hike in fuel prices, as well as safety measures.

Advice

Individuals in Mumbai should avoid any related demonstrations and use alternate means of transportation once the strike resumes.

 

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