May 9, 2019

What do drivers think of Uber?

"The sacrifice you make for the freedom is you don't get holiday pay. A lot of drivers have other jobs. They can fit Uber around other things in their life." While other zero-hours jobs can mean being under-employed, Uber drivers can switch on the app if they want to work. "It is getting harder to work for Uber because the cost of driving is very high and the fare is very low. We want Uber to increase the fare and reduce the commission because it gets a fixed proportion of the fare." Minicab drivers get between £1.80 and £2 per mile, while Uber drivers receive £1.25, he says. People he knows who used to be minicab drivers have had to become Uber drivers as the platform has undercut the competition, he says.

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