Uber is looking to recruit 9000 more drivers in London as trips through the app have grown by 13% compared to before the pandemic*. It’s part of a nationwide recruitment drive to sign up a further 20,000 drivers as demand for rides continues to ramp up.
Driving with Uber means that locals in London will get access to Uber’s industry-leading worker protections, which include an additional 20% of your earnings in holiday pay and a pension. These rights are only available on Uber, and not on any other ride hailing app, and are part of the reason why record numbers of drivers are earning on the platform. However, in order to meet growing rider demand as cities open up across the UK, Uber is looking to further increase driver numbers.
Uber drivers also receive parental leave payments, sickness and injury cover and occupational accident cover. Every Uber driver in the UK is also entitled to be represented by the GMB.
Ash Kebriti, General Manager for the UK and Ireland, Uber, said, “As the UK has opened up, demand for Uber rides has soared, meaning that we need more drivers on the road. In London, we’ve seen a 13% increase in demand since before the lockdown as people go back to work, restaurants and bars. There’s not been a better time to sign up, especially as we’re the only operator to provide all drivers with holiday pay and, where eligible, enrolment in a pension scheme.”