Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Tag Archives: Uber London

Uber’s London licence extended for only two months

LONDON: London’s transport authority said it had granted Uber an extension, but only for two months awaiting evidence that the ride-hailing service was meeting new demands regarding passenger safety. Transport for London (TfL) could have granted the American giant a five-year licence following expiry of a 15-month agreement. “Uber London ...

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Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London

LONDON: Uber can continue to operate in London – for now. The ridesharing app won a partial victory when a judge granted the company a short-term operating licence in London. Uber’s permit had been withdrawn in September 2017 over safety concerns. The company conceded that Transport for London (TfL) was correct in ...

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Uber Loses London Employment Tribunal Appeal on Workers’ Rights

LONDON: The GMB union said a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was a “landmark victory” for workers’ rights, especially in the gig economy. Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won an employment tribunal case last year after arguing that they were “workers” and entitled to the minimum ...

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Uber chief to meet TfL official in London for talks on ban

The new chief executive of Uber will visit London on Tuesday for talks with the UK capital’s transport authority after it said it would revoke the car-hailing app’s licence to operate in one of its most important markets. Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over from Travis Kalanick at the end of ...

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Uber defends business model at UK tribunal on worker rights

LONDON: Uber went to a British employment appeal tribunal on Wednesday to argue its drivers are self-employed, not workers entitled to a range of extra benefits, less than a week after the firm was told it would lose its London license. The U.S. ride-hailing service has faced regulatory and legal ...

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