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Uber’s UK supreme court defeat should mean big changes to the gig economy | John Naughton

“Move fast and break things” was famously the mantra of Silicon Valley tech companies. It was passionately embraced by Uber, the ride-hailing company set up to put taxis out of business. Unfortunately for it, one of the things it broke was UK employment law – which led the UK supreme court to issue a judgment…
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February 27, 2021 0

Uber accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation

Uber has been accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation for missed holiday and minimum wage payments after a landmark court ruling. The taxi-hailing app may have to pay out more than £100m to more than 10,000 drivers involved in cases linked to a UK supreme court ruling on Friday that they must…
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February 22, 2021 0

After the Uber ruling, there’s no excuse for government not to enforce workers’ rights | Jason Moyers-Lee

In 2018, Ali submitted a claim against Uber for unpaid holidays. Originally from Somaliland, he had been driving for Uber since 2016, a couple of years after arriving in the UK. Since then, he hadn’t had a single paid holiday, despite at times working up to 70 hours in a seven-day week. He had taken…
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February 20, 2021 0

The Guardian view on the Uber drivers ruling: a challenge to government | Editorial

It is difficult to think of ways in which Friday’s supreme court ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers could have been more emphatic or conclusive than it was. The six justices agreed unanimously to uphold a groundbreaking employment tribunal finding made against the company in 2016. Uber drivers, the court confirmed, are not…
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February 19, 2021 0

UK Uber drivers: how do you feel about the Supreme Court ruling?

After a long-running dispute between drivers and Uber operating companies, the Supreme Court ruled today that Uber drivers should be classed as workers rather than independent third-party contractors. The ruling, made in the UK’s highest court, means that drivers will now be entitled to basic rights such as paid holiday. It could also have implications…
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February 19, 2021 0

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules

The UK supreme court has ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors. Seven justices delivered the ruling on Friday in the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers. Lawyers said the ruling meant drivers would be entitled to basic…
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February 19, 2021 0