Oct 9, 2018

Uber drivers to stage UK strikes over pay and conditions

Uber drivers are planning to strike in several UK cities in a protest over pay and working conditions. Uber defended its pay record, saying it had rolled out numerous benefits for employees in the last few months. The IWGB is also calling on Uber to honour an employment tribunal verdict in 2016 which rejected the ride-hailing app's claim that drivers are self-employed and not entitled to minimum wage or paid holidays. An Uber spokesperson said the company stood by its pay record, adding that it had introduced sickness, injury, maternity and paternity protections "Over the last few months." In a separate protest on the same day, 50 UberEats couriers, Uber drivers and supporters temporarily occupied the lobby of Uber's London headquarters.

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