Photos by Diego Bosque G. via Twitter
QCOSTARICA – This Monday morning a large group of Uber drivers took to the streets in protest, a protest against the Uber company on its decision to allow cash payment for the service.
The drivers say the company’s requirement that they keep at least ¢36,000 colones in cash to give passengers change, exposes them to attacks.
However, Julie Robinson, spokesperson for Uber, said that driver safety is not at risk because the same registration and protocols used before, during and after the trip will remain.
“The safety of partners (drivers) is not compromised. We implemented the cash because it is important to give the opportunity to all people who are unbanked (don’t have a debit or credit card or Paypal) to use