Uber drivers in US, UK plan to strike 'over low wages' ahead of IPO

Uber drivers in US, UK plan to strike 'over low wages' ahead of IPO

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Simmering tensions between drivers and ride-hailing companies are flaring again, as drivers in major cities across the U.S. and the U.K. plan to strike on Wednesday over low wages and unstable working conditions.

Billed as an international protest in advance of Uber Technologies Inc.’s planned initial public offering this week, drivers in London and nearby cities said they would turn off their apps at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. In the U.S., driver groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and other large cities said they would participate in the strike and encouraged users to boycott the apps as well.

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