More commuting blues for Mumbai, Meru cab drivers go on strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 16:00

Mumbai: Adding up to the troubles of
commuters being faced in view of ongoing stir by motormen,
Meru cab drivers on Tuesday went on strike to press for their
demands for rise in pay scales and unfair suspension of
drivers.

About 1,700 odd cabs belonging to private taxi service
Meru, have decided to not ply today as a part of the protest.

"Even though we provide good service to people, our
payments are not that good. Also, the management has removed
some drivers on account of poor behaviour. The management
itself does not behave properly with us, they ill-treat us,"
Satish Trivedi, a driver associated with Meru said.

Meru taxi drivers said that they were protesting due to
low payments, unfair suspension of drivers by the management
and ill-treatment meted to them by management.

Another driver who did not wish to be named said, "We are
going on strike because the management is not paying heed to
our demands. We will meet today do discuss the further course
of action."

"The drivers will be meeting the management to press for
their demands, which we think is inappropriate," Meru Cabs`
Vice-President Marketing, Gavin Dabreo said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 16:00

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