8 May 19

Uber drivers strike worldwide ahead of IPO

Uber drivers in cities around the world have kicked off a strike, in search of better pay and working conditions.

Among those reported to be shutting down their mobile apps and organizing protests are drivers in the United States, the UK, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil.

Other app-based ride hail companies such as Lyft (North America) and 99 (Latin America) are expected to be affected.

The strike comes just two days before Uber’s long-awaited IPO scheduled Friday (May 10). Seen to be at least US$90bn, it is slated to be one of the largest in recent history.

Authored by: Daniel Bland