Around 20 drivers working for the controversial taxi firm “Uber” in Nottingham have quit following a row over rates of pay.
Uber arrived in the city less than a month ago after it was granted a license from Nottingham City Council.
The group of cabbies said they were left feeling misled about a pay incentive offered when they joined, which has since been changed.
The drivers claim they had been told they would receive £10 an hour, regardless of how many customers they picked up.
Waheed Iqbal, a former Uber driver, tweeted on Monday:
“IF A BIG COMPANY OFFERS SOMETHING, IT SHOULD STICK TO IT.”
WAHEED IQBAL, FORMER UBER EMPLOYEE
He explained work had been very slow and he often had to wait up to two hours for a job. When asked about why he left Uber, he said: “Uber is a big company, and when a big company offers something, they should stick to it”.
However, an Uber spokesman said incentives were offered so Uber drivers did not lose out whilst the company “builds up it’s customer base.”
“When the demand is high enough, Uber reduces these as they are no longer necessary,” he said.
“In this instance, however, Uber hasn’t removed the provision of incentives, it has simply moved the time of day they operate. This is to encourage drivers to log in when demand is at its highest.
“We still have over 100 partners on the platform in Nottingham,” he added.