United Kingdom - New delivery pay structure at Uber disputed - September 30, 2018

Uber workers demand a minimum of £5 per delivery. Because the minimum per-delivery rate has been reduced from £4.26 to £3.50 workers resorted to wildcat strike actions. While chanting ‘No money and no food’ motorcyclists blocked the roads outside the Uber headquarter in London for two days. The company said to its couriers that the new fare structure would lead to higher rates ‘at the busiest times and in the busiest places’. However, it would lead to lower pay outside of typical meal times or in quieter areas.

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