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Uber set to strike and ‘continues to defy the highest court in the land to cheat 70,000 workers out of pay’

by LLB Reporter
27th Sep 21 12:34 pm

Uber are set to strike on Tuesday for 24 hours over fixed price fares which the drivers union claim as left them with reduced incomes.

Members of the App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU) are to protest in cities across the UK for 24 hours tomorrow.

Uber have been accused by the union of failing to implement a High Court ruling to pay and waiting times.

Yaseen Aslam, ADCU president said, “It is shameful that Uber continues to defy the highest court in the land to cheat 70,000 workers out of pay for 40% of their true working time.

“The drivers know they deserve and are legally entitled to much more than Uber is offering.

“This strike is just the beginning and there will be much more unrest until Uber does the right thing and pays drivers all that they are owed, both pension contributions and working time.”

General secretary James Farrar added: “Uber has continued to intensify its use of junk surveillance tech and algorithmic management control to maximise profits.

“The results have been catastrophic, with hundreds of people unfairly dismissed and accused of unspecified ‘fraudulent activity.’

“Instead of trying to gag unions from exposing the flaws in their tech, Uber should instead guarantee all drivers protection from unfair dismissal and the right to access a proper, human-led appeals process.”

An Uber spokesperson said, “Following the historic trade union recognition deal with GMB, drivers have an even stronger voice within Uber.

“We are working together with our trade union partner to raise standards for drivers through greater transparency and engagement.

“GMB represents drivers in areas such as earnings, deactivations and the implementation of new worker benefits, such as holiday pay and pensions.”

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