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Uber giving UK drivers worker rights would cost tens of millions of pounds – The Financial Express

Uber currently classifies its around 50,000 drivers in Britain as self-employed,

affording them only basic entitlements. (Reuters) Uber said on Tuesday that treating its British drivers as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay, would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi app’s costs. Uber currently classifies its around 50,000 drivers in Britain as self-employed, affording them only basic entitlements.

Firms operating in the so-called gig economy – whereby people tend to work for different companies without a fixed contract – have been criticised by unions and some lawmakers for what they call exploitative practices. Uber and Deliveroo both say their drivers enjoy the flexibility they offer but last year two drivers won a tribunal hearing against Uber and were granted working rights, in a decision which the Silicon Valley firm appealed last month. Uber’s Byrne said on Tuesday he expected the judge to make a ruling by around Christmas.

Uber says giving UK drivers worker rights would cost tens of millions of pounds – The Financial Express

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