Uber and 99, the leading on-demand transportation companies operating through applications in Brazil, announced adjustments to the payments they make to drivers as a way to mitigate the impact of the rise in fuel prices.
“The increase revises the earnings of partner drivers and was defined taking into account maintaining the balance of the platform so that the population can continue to have access to a means of transport that is financially viable, safe and efficient. The adjustments are subsidized by the 99″, says the company.
According to 99, drivers from the cities of Belo Horizonte and Salvador received the adjustment two weeks ago. Now the measure is valid for another 20 metropolitan regions in the country.
Bee uber, transfer to drivers should see an increase to 35% in the metropolis of São Paulo, according to CNN Brasil. Other cities in the country should also have similar adjustments.
In recent weeks, rising fuel prices have made it difficult for drivers to work. App users have complained about driver shortages and excessive race cancellations.
The Association of Application Drivers of São Paulo (Amasp) states that since the beginning of 2020, 25% of professionals in the city of São Paulo no longer work for platforms.