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Rate cut unplugs thousands of Uber drivers in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Since Wednesday, when accessing the application Uber on smartphones, on the map of Santo Domingo and Santiago the message reads “no vehicles available,” and no figures of the little cars are seem, which represent vehicles awaiting a call for service nearby.

Uber drivers are on strike to protest the company’s Dominican Republic affiliate’s decision to cut the rate for users by 30%.

On April 27 Uber sent emails to registered users the message: “As of today your trips are 30% cheaper! Know the new rates and start to travel more.”

In a press release the company said it will lower rates by 30% in Santo Domingo, the capital so more people can access services under the same conditions as offered from its start.

it said the price per kilometer after 20 kilometers, will now cost an additional RD$18.00, which will make rides outside the cities more profitable on all destinations.

The same day of the announcement the Uber “partners” started to disconnect from the application, which according to Juan Gonzalez, amounts to around 6,000 drivers in Santo Domingo and Santiago, which he affirms are as many as 3,000is disconnected.

Source: DT

April 28, 2016

Category: DR News |

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