Montreal's Uber drivers set to go on a one-day strike Wednesday


You might have some problems getting an Uber on Wednesday — Uber drivers will be on strike that day.

Most Uber drivers will be logging out of their apps on Wednesday, from midnight to midnight, and they'll be staging a demonstration outside Uber's Montreal offices in Point St. Charles at lunchtime.

Rafik Hanna, with the professional association representing Uber drivers in Montreal, says the protest is part of a larger North American protest to coincide with the company's initial public offering set for Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.

"Most of the drivers have found that their take-home pay has been cut almost in half since last year, for two reasons — number one, Uber has cut the rates, number two, they've over-doubled the number of drivers in the city."

He says many of the drivers he represents are barely keeping their heads above water after the company cut their pay.

Several North American cities will see similar actions from Uber drivers, including New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.


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