May 8, 2019

Uber drivers stage strikes over pay and conditions

Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow will protest outside Uber offices on Wednesday. They will be joined by drivers in the US cities of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington DC in striking over pay and work conditions. The United Private Hire Drivers Branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain said it will stage a nine-hour boycott of the app between 07:00 and 16:00, and expects hundreds of drivers to take part. "I'm striking for my kid's future. I have a five-year-old son, and I drive for Uber to support him," said Sonam Lama, a NYTWA member and Uber driver since 2015. "An Uber spokeswoman said:"Drivers are at the heart of our service - we can't succeed without them - and thousands of people come into work at Uber every day focused on how to make their experience better, on and off the road. "Whether it's being able to track your earnings or stronger insurance protections, we'll continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers."

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