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Uber recognises driver unionisation with UK’s GMB
27/05/2021
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The Uber headquarters in a new building in the Mission Bay District, San Francisco

Thousands of UK platform workers are set to receive collective bargaining powers after Uber agreed to recognise one of the UK’s largest trade unions in a first-of-its-kind agreement for the ride-hailing giant.

The landmark deal with the GMB union follows the Silicon Valley company’s February defeat in the UK Supreme Court, which ruled that gig economy drivers are workers, not independent contractors, and therefore entitled to a minimum wage and holiday pay.

 


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