By: Pune Pulse
November 1, 2023
Pune: A meeting between gig workers, Pune RTO, labour unions, resident collector & other relevant officials took place on Wednesday against the backdrop of a massive bandh held by online services such as Swiggy, Zomato, Uber, Ola in various parts of Pune on October 25.
As per information shared by Dr Keshav Kshirsagar, President, Baghtoy Rickshawala Association, Pune, after a meeting at Pune District Collector’s Office on Wednesday a consensus was reached on the following issues:
· Regarding Ola & Uber
Ø Pune RTO will fix the cab fares and those fares will be applied by all the companies.
Ø If there is discrimination between private vendors like Everest Fleet and other private vendors and common cab/rickshaw drivers, the RTO will take cognizance of it and will take appropriate action if necessary.
Ø RTO ordered the closing of all apps for vehicles falling under the private category of white number plates within 2 weeks.
Ø If companies are blacklisting drivers, they should not do so without verifying it.
· Regarding Swiggy & Zomato
Zomato’s representative did not attend the said meeting. At this time, the Resident Collector coordinated with the Assistant Labour Commissioner present in the meeting and assured that appropriate action will be taken regarding the queries of the workers regarding the said companies.
For the meeting, Pune Resident Collector Jyoti Kadam, Pune Deputy Regional Transport Officer Sanjeev Bhor, Assistant Labour Commissioner Datta Pawar, Representative of Trade Unions, Dr Keshav Kshirsagar, Varsha Shinde, Mauli Nalavde, Vinod Ghuge, Ajay Mundhe, Fayyaz Momin, Swapnil Londhe, Aman Kuchekar, Vaibhav Ingle and others were present.
On October 25, 2023, the mass bandh of food delivery & cab services such as Ola, Uber, Swiggy, and Zomato was held –
It got a good response in various areas of Pune & Chinchwad with the companies keeping their services closed.