Drivers of Uber are staging a one-day hunger strike in Hyderabad today to protest the denial of promised incentives and business by the management.

The drivers working for the US-headquartered transportation service provider have alleged that they were not getting the promised business and were making much less money than what they had been assured.

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The company, however, maintained that most of its drivers were happy with its business model.

Uber had apparently assured drivers that they would be earning Rs 70,000 a month after entering into a contract with it. But TSCBOA claims that drivers are unable to earn more than Rs 15,000 a month due to cuts in incentives and the number of trips.

“Less than 0.5 per cent of our base of driver partners in Hyderabad today expressed some concerns regarding temporary incentives. Our teams are working with driver partners on an individual basis to help address any concern,” the spokesperson said.

“Now we are left with no option but to go on agitation mode. We will hold a symbolic day-long hunger strike on Friday and decide the future course of agitation. We urge the state government to intervene as this issue pertains to lives of nearly 15,000 drivers and their families,” said Syed Nizamuddin, president of TSCBOA.

Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) said in a release here that hundreds of drivers working for Uber were shocked to learn that the company was willing to talk with individual drivers but not any union.

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