A strike has been initiated by the drivers of ride-hailing services in Bangladesh on Tuesday for a demand for the technology companies to reduce fees by 10 per cent from 25 per cent on fares.
They have also demanded the protection of rights as workers, an end to alleged harassment by traffic police, spaces for parking, advance tax waiver for ride-hailing vehicles, and refund of the taxes collected last year.
The leader of the App-based Drivers Union of Bangladesh, Dhaka Ride Sharing Drivers Union (DRDU) also stated that many are taking passengers without registrations in order to bypass the 25 per cent commission charged by the company. This increases risk for both passengers and drivers.
The leaders have also requested for spaces in car parking since traffic police files cases against them arbitrarily.