United Kingdom - GMB: CJEU backs London’s position on Uber - December 31, 2017

A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that Uber is a transport company and not a digital service as the company had argued. In its ruling, the CJEU said that a service whose purpose was to connect, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys must be classified as a service in the field of transport in EU law. The verdict comes after Transport for London (TfL) deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and refused to renew its licence in September 2017. Trade union GMB welcome the verdict as a support for London’s position. 

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