United Kingdom - Uber faces legal action - August 31, 2016

Ride sharing enterprise, Uber, faces court action on behalf of drivers who claim they should receive basic worker's rights. The legal action is being brought on behalf of trade union GMB. GMB argues that Uber does not currently ensure that its drivers are paid minimum wage or that they receive paid holiday. Uber does not provide its drivers with the rights normally afforded to workers, claiming instead that they are ‘partners’. Lawyers claim that there are breaches of employment law, but also serious health and safety issues as Uber does not ensure its drivers take rest breaks or work a maximum number of hours per week.

English: https://www.leighday.co.uk/News/2015/July-2015/Uber-faces-UK-legal-action … 

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