The drivers for Uber in Australia are being subjected to harassment from drivers in the city of Brisbane, according to a local news station.
The Uber drivers in Brisbane, which is the most populous city in Queensland, are being threatened, harassed and assaulted on a daily basis, according a report in Brisbane’s Courier Mail.
In a post on Facebook, the Courier Mail wrote about the drivers’ experiences.
“The ride was so quick, it took us a full 10 minutes to get there, and I was told to get up from the seat to let my driver know I wasn’t going to be able to get home safely,” one of the drivers told the Courier.
Another said: “I had to yell at him to slow down so we could get home.
The driver told me that I was going to get a warning and would have to pay the price.”
The Courier Mail also reported that a woman working for Uber, who was not named, had complained to Uber about the behaviour.
‘He was like, ‘You guys are a bunch of b*****s.
You guys don’t deserve to be working for a taxi company’ ‘This is just the beginning’Read more”She said she had to confront the driver about the abuse he was allegedly causing to other drivers, and to her surprise, the driver agreed to meet with her to discuss it.
While the driver said he had been working for the ride-sharing company for 10 years, he did not want to discuss the abuse that he was receiving.”
I told him to stop harassing me,” the driver told the news station, adding: “He was so like, “You guys’re a bunch ‘b*****s.’
I had to say I was just a normal person.””
This is not a crime.”
The driver said Uber was “really nice” to him, and that he “got away” with it because he was in the “right place at the right time”.
“I don’t think they have the same respect as the taxi companies, so if I were to ever work for a company again, I would probably be fired,” he said.
But despite the incidents of harassment, Uber has not publicly commented on the drivers complaints.
Uber drivers in Australia have reportedly faced bullying, harassment and assaults from drivers.
Uber has been in a legal dispute with the Queensland Taxi Association since March, after drivers refused to pay for a service that Uber says it has been providing for more than two decades.