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UK Employment Tribunal: 'self-employed' Uber drivers are workers, with rights

31 October 2016 News
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UberThe London Employment Tribunal on October 28  ruled that Uber drivers are workers in an employment relationship, not 'self-employed', and as workers they have enforceable rights, including a guaranteed minimum wage, paid breaks, and holiday pay. The decision came in response to two test cases brought on behalf of drivers by the IUF-affiliated GMB in June.

The union's legal director described the decision as a victory 'that will have a hugely positive impact on over 30,000 drivers in London and across England and Wales and for thousands more in other industries where bogus self-employment is rife'.