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‘A lot are sceptical’: Uber drivers’ cautious welcome over worker status

On Wednesday Uber, the taxi hailing app, began offering 70,000 UK drivers a minimum hourly wage, holiday pay and pensions after years of legal battles. But drivers said the new deal was far from perfect, as they are only guaranteed minimum pay from when they accept a job – not from when they log on…
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October 4, 2021 0

Uber may face further legal challenge to settle drivers’ hours

Uber is set to face further legal action over pay as unions said the taxi hailing app’s new deal was continuing to shortchange its UK drivers. On Tuesday, after years of resistance by the company, Uber said it accepted that its 70,000 private-hire drivers were workers with rights to a minimum hourly wage and holiday…
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October 4, 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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October 2, 2021 0

Legal victory for foster carers paves way to action on employment rights

Foster carers could be the next group to take legal action for greater working rights, after a court in Glasgow found that a couple selected by the city council to look after vulnerable children should have been treated as workers rather than self-employed. Unions representing foster carers across the UK are planning to lodge further…
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September 23, 2021 0