What you need to know about the major Uber protest planned for today


Union’s drivers will congregate outside Royal Courts of Justice this morning as transport giant refuses to admit defeat and pay up

GMB, the drivers’ union, will stage a protest this morning [October 30, 2018] outside the Royal Courts of Justice as Uber appeals against a series of legal defeats over drivers’ rights.

It comes two years after Uber lost a landmark employment tribunal to GMB over workers’ rights and follows an unsuccessful appeal by the company last year.

On October 28, 2016 the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled that Uber drivers were entitled to receive holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and had an entitlement to rest breaks.

Rather than accept the decision, Uber has continued to resist the courts’ ruling – taking the case to the Employment Appeal Tribunal last year – and losing again [2] – before taking it to the Court of Appeal in a hearing which begins this morning.