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It's very disturbing that more U.S. judges haven't reached the same, obvious conclusion that the U.K.'s Supreme Court unanimously reached today about Uber drivers -- that they're employees & not independent contractors in business for themselves. https://t.co/EvaWShkExI— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) February 19, 2021
Some great news this Friday: Uber drivers finally recognised as workers entitled to decent terms and conditions?— I Can’t Breathe...Marsha de Cordova MP (@MarshadeCordova) February 19, 2021
A huge victory for gig economy workers and trade unions everywhere! And a small step to ending precarious and insecure work. https://t.co/8y4fYyqSYE
Tens of thousands of Uber drivers can now claim the right to be classified as workers, said Nigel Mackay, a lawyer representing the drivers. The firm will now seek compensation for thousands of drivers who he says are entitled to an average of 12,000 pounds ($16,700) each. https://t.co/g4SqxqqklY— Hassan Ali (@hassankanu) February 19, 2021
In a big victory for gig workers, the U.K.'s Supreme Court unanimously rules that Uber drivers are not independent contractors and must be classified as workers. The court says the drivers are thus covered by laws guaranteeing minimum wage & paid vacationshttps://t.co/SU7ZSISWib— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) February 19, 2021
“Uber Technologies Inc. lost a U.K. Supreme Court ruling over the rights of its drivers, in a landmark decision... The judges unanimously ruled that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ entitled to rights like minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks.” https://t.co/SNbNGlkJHF https://t.co/Vm2JTpUr9q— Josh Eidelson (@josheidelson) February 19, 2021
Uber very keen to point out that today's ruling only applies to the group of drivers (25) who brought the case. So we're not *immediately* looking at a huge increase in payments/costs here.— Shona Ghosh (@shonaghosh) February 19, 2021
Uber have now LOST their appeal on the ruling that they employ workers, not contractors.— John Bull (@garius) February 19, 2021
I said back in 2019 that refusing basic benefits was silicon valley bro culture at it's worst and a massive own goal.
Because English Employment law includes the Duck Test.
A quick thread
Uber Drivers Are Entitled to Worker Benefits, a British Court Rules. The decision was an important victory for labor activists in the U.S. and Europe who are pushing for better wages and stronger protections for gig economy workers. https://t.co/u4YiiGM5gu— Jesse Damiani (@JesseDamiani) February 19, 2021
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers must be classified as workers entitled to a minimum wage and vacation time.— Gregory Schmidt (@GregoryNYC) February 19, 2021
The case had been closely watched because of its ramifications for the gig economy, reports @satariano.https://t.co/Q0QcEoR9NL @nytimesbusiness
British Supreme Court rules Uber must treat its workers as employees:— Taniel (@Taniel) February 19, 2021
"Drivers are in a position of subordination & dependency in relation to Uber such that they have little or no ability to improve their economic position through professional... skill." https://t.co/lLwa8boGHq
? NEW: Uber just lost a huge UK legal battle over drivers' rights.@Yaseenaslam381, one of the ex-Uber drivers who kicked off the case in 2016, told @BusinessInsider "Companies like Uber rely on vulnerable people who don't understand the law."https://t.co/DDzXTQxVr0— Kate Duffy (@kate__duffy) February 19, 2021
Gotta love American Exceptionalism... we just accept that companies cannot exist if they pay their workers a living wage. I'm sorry but if your business model is predicated on exploiting people you should not be in business and good riddance!!! https://t.co/hvBaSeGQwl— David Graves (@DavidGGraves) February 19, 2021
Uber defeated in the U.K.— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) February 19, 2021
“Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self-employed, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled.
The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay.”
On the heels of this historic victory: @IWGBunion & @UPHD_IWGB and @jamie_woodcock need to drop their cruel and unnecessary lawsuit against the people who won this victory for Uber drivers. Stop harassing @ADCUnion @Yaseenaslam381 & @jamesfarrar https://t.co/5yAMN1OIZv— Todd Wolfson (@ProfTWolf) February 19, 2021
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Huge congratulations to @Yaseenaslam381 and @jamesfarrar who took on Uber and won. ??— Caroline Russell (@CarolineRussell) February 19, 2021
Their persistence over six years has established that Uber drivers do have workers’ rights.
This is massive for all gig economy workers. https://t.co/XONqJ4cic4
UK ruling shows Labor’s Gig Worker policy is on the money.— Stephen Jones MP (@StephenJonesMP) February 19, 2021
The Morrison Government says large media companies need a level playing field to bargain with Facebook and Google. Fair enough.
But what about the Uber and App-workers? Loss power fewer rights
The Supreme Court victory for Uber drivers is the right decision. Gig economy workers deserve the same workers rights for which we’ve fought for hundreds of years: holidays, fair pay, and sick leave. A good day for working people!https://t.co/6BKGsC0TAf— Lutfur Rahman (@LutfurRahmanTH) February 20, 2021
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