Smart application drivers in Jordanian capital, Amman, went on strike on Wednesday in protest against their economic situation. Leaders of the strike, called on all smart application drivers to participate in the protest against the rise in fuel prices. Protesters said they faced 4 hikes in prices of diesel, but prices of water were not raised, sating that they cannot afford the prices of fuel, as the rise will eat up all their profits. They call on the government to reduce fuel prices so that they can continue working and cover their basic needs.
The drivers refused to end the strike, despite the announcement on Monday evening, of an agreement between the Transport Regulatory Authority and the Truck Owners Union to end the strike, stating that the union does not represent them or speak on their behalf, because it chose to put the interest of the government first over their own.
Protesters rejected the agreement that was announced by the head of the union, Muhammad Khair Al-Davoud, confirming the continuation of their strike in all locations until the all their demands are met at a time when the ports are suffering due to stagnation in operations.