Hundreds of taxi drivers go on strike
  • |, Danviet | November 27, 2017 06:38 PM
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Hundreds of drivers of Ba Sao Taxi Company went on strike on November 27 to call on the management to cut the level of fees they are being charged.

Many drivers came to the company headquarters in Yen Hoa Street, Cau Giay District in Hanoi quite early and were then later joined by hundreds of others.


Drivers of Ba Sao Taxi Company went on strike on November 27

They called on the company leaders to enter talks.

According to the drivers, the company fees for radio, insurance and fuel fees are too high.

The drivers requested the company to reduce the radio fees to between VND300,000 (USD13.6) and VND500,000 (USD22.7), equal to other taxi companies, from a current level of VND2 million (USD90.9).

They also complained that the company’s trade union doesn’t do anything to protect the employees.


Ba Sao Taxi Company's drivers complained about the sharp drop of their income

The drivers petitioned the firm’s management board some months ago, however, their demands were not met, so they decided to go on strike.

“We gathered here just to call on the company leaders to enter talks about the policies, we don’t want to cause any disorder,” a driver said.

Another driver named Vu Nhu Hoa said that their income dropped by around 40% compared to previously, which was partially due to booming Uber and Grab service.

Some reporters of a local newspaper tried to contact with Ba Sao Taxi Company’s management to ask some questions related to the strike, however, the company refused to talk to the media.

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