Croatian Uber driver strike, arrears paid, bank blamed
October 20, 2021 – Following the recent Croatian Uber driver strike that saw drivers across the country refer to themselves as ‘digital slaves’ and express their clear discontent, the arrears have been paid.
As Poslovni Dnevnik / Marija Crnjak writes, the union of digital platforms workers assessed the recent strike by Uber’s Croatian drivers as a success, although they do not have exact data on the number of drivers across the country. countries that participated.
The strike was announced last Friday due to late payments from the company’s drivers, and lasted from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., without blocking traffic, so as not to create a false perception.
Uber management said they fully respect the right of Croatian drivers to protest, and although they believe this group does not represent the majority of drivers’ partners, they say they take their complaints seriously. The bank was accused of delaying payments following the event.
“Last week there were problems with the processing of payments at the local bank, which resulted in a delay in the payment of weekly earnings. We took prompt action to resolve the issue and settle any backlogs, which was resolved (yesterday) morning.
As soon as we realized what was going on, we sent a message to all of our partner drivers whose payment is late, apologizing for the inconvenience caused and explaining when they can expect their payments, ”they said. from Uber.
“We will learn from this experience to continue to improve our processes. In terms of revenues in general, we remain committed to creating a sustainable business environment for our partners, so we have recently increased our prices for this purpose.
This increase does not make a significant difference for the users of the Uber application (app), whereas in the end it is our partners who benefit the most, whose incomes are now higher ”, they concluded.
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