United Kingdom - Uber drivers win employment rights tribunal case - October 31, 2016

Uber has lost a tribunal case on the employment rights of drivers, a ruling which could affect thousands of other workers. Two drivers, supported by the GMB trade union, brought legal action against the private hire firm, arguing that they should be entitled to holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and breaks. The Central London Employment Tribunal ruled in their favour. The GMB said the outcome could have ‘major’ implications for more than 30,000 drivers across England and Wales. Uber says it will appeal the judgement. The case centred on whether drivers with the firm, where passengers hail cars using an app, are employees.

English: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2110799-uber-loses-tribunal ...  

Uber dossier (The Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/technology/uber

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