Jul 11, 2017
Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey 'won't use morally wrong Uber'
Labour's shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has said she doesn't use taxi app Uber because it is not "Morally acceptable". Ms Long-Bailey told Today: "I don't personally use Uber because I don't feel that it is morally acceptable but that's not to say they can't reform their practices." "An Uber spokesman said:"Millions of people rely on Uber to get around and tens of thousands of drivers use our app to make money on their own terms. "Drivers using Uber made average fares of £15 per hour last year after our service fee and, even after costs, the average driver took home well over the National Living Wage.". The tribunal said Uber drivers were not employees in the traditional sense, so were not entitled to the full range of employment rights, but could be classed as workers while they were using the Uber app and so were entitled to the minimum wage.
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