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Uber Loses London Employment Tribunal Appeal on Workers’ Rights

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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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Google puts Uber on alert by investing in arch-rival Lyft

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LONDON: Alphabet’s growth-stage investment division, CapitalG, will lead the the investment, which comes four years after Google Ventures, which targets early stage companies, made a $250m investment in Uber. Lyft only operates in the US, but it now has a quarter of the market there, growing its share as Uber ...

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Up to 1200 Prague taxi drivers protest against Uber

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PRAGUE: Up to 1200 taxi drivers participated in a protest against their rival Uber ride-hailing service by blocking the main access roads to and from the international airport in Prague on Monday, David Bednar, from the Association of Czech Taxi Drivers, has told CTK. The taxi drivers, who launched their ...

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

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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

A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016. 
Ride-sharing cab service Uber on October 28 lost a British tribunal case brought by drivers demanding basic workers' rights, in a decision that could affect thousands of workers. / AFP / DANIEL SORABJI        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

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LONDON: Uber is prepared to make concessions to ensure its licence to operate in London is renewed, its general manager for the capital has said. Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times: “While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do.” He added: ...

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Hundreds of thousands sign ‘save Uber’ petition

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LONDON: Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a ‘save Uber’ petition after Transport for London stripped the firm of its licence in the capital. Save Your Uber in London was set up on the Change.org website after TfL announced the firm would not have its licence renewed when it ...

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Uber loses its license to operate in London

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LONDON: In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s ...

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Uber Finds Itself in Trouble for Sexism Yet Again

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LONDON: Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged “husbands” to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen”, with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. It said: “Dear husbands, ...

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London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision

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LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards. Uber, which has faced protests from drivers of London’s traditional black ...

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