Grab drivers switch to newly launched Go-Jek
Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has officially opened pre-registrations in Singapore to much anticipation.
Drivers can now pre-register on a portal launched by the company, and will receive updates with details on the application process when the app officially launches sometime in late November.
“There has been a huge amount of driver interest here in Singapore and we are pleased to take this important first step towards driver recruitment,” a Go-Jek spokesman said.
“At Go-Jek, we understand that driver-partners are crucial to successful operations, which is why we’re looking forward to building strong, engaging relationships with the driver community.”
Declining to reveal exact figures, it was reported that thousands had registered on the portal hours after its launch.
Many Grab drivers are anticipating Go-Jek’s impending launch, and looking to jump ship, hoping it will “offer better work conditions”. One such disgruntled driver lamented that “Grab drivers often end up working 12 to 18 hours to make ends meet – something that was less common under Uber.”
Grab Singapore head Lim Kell Jay told The Straits Times that “it is aware of unhappiness among its drivers and acknowledged more could be done to address their concerns.”