London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, who has been a vocal critic of the strike, told LBC that he hoped London’s black cab drivers “take advantage of this and get additional fares today to help Londoners out”. There has been repeated criticism of Transport for London’s lack of regulation on Uber drivers. Johnson has also said Uber drivers should undergo a similar test to prospective cab drivers as the current rules weren’t fair. Labour MP John Mann tweeted that it reflected the important place black cabs have in the capital.
It may be unsurprising that Uber is maximising profit on one of the busiest days of business for the company, though some customers were noticeably unimpressed –warning it could lead to them using the service less.
Über fares have trebled today. Which is why protecting black cabs is so important.— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) July 9, 2015
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It later offered people free rides, saying it was “truly sorry” for the automated mishap. Image: Shutterstock By Rebecca Smith
The one quality software can never fully replicate is humanity. RT @mashable: Uber intros surge pricing in downtown Sydney during siege— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) December 15, 2014
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