About 50,000 Uber and Ola drivers will join the TSRTC employees in observing the State-wide bandh on October 19.
Besides supporting the demands of the 50,000 employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), the cab drivers unions' joint action committee has served a notice on the managements of Uber, Ola and local cab aggregators, demanding better working conditions, higher per kilometre payout and compulsory KYC (know your customer) registration of customers to ensure the safety of drivers.
He said the JAC member associations have sent local heads of IT companies memoranda, comprising demands.
"What we are getting from the aggregators is very meagre. We have demanded a minimum payout of Rs 22 a kilometre as against the present Rs 12," Shaik Salauddin, Chairman of the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers' Joint Action Committee, told BusinessLine .
"We have extended our support to the bandh called by TSRTC. employees," he said.
The JAC also demanded setting up of a Taxi Drivers Welfare Board to protect the interests of the drivers attached to the aggregators.
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