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Join the UK’s biggest trade union for Private Hire Drivers

  • Campaigning for: better pay & worker rights, safety on the job, an end to unfair deactivations, union recognition & more.
  • Fighting for fair treatment from licensing authorities, operators & police.
  • Legal assistance & support in case of action taken against your PCO license, unfair deactivation or unpaid fares.
  • Representation and a strong voice fighting for drivers at the table with operators and licensing authorities.

Are you fed up of unfair treatment by your operator or licensing authority?
Working longer and longer hours to get by?
Is your operator threatening to suspend you or terminate your contract?

Private hire drivers need a united voice to fight for better conditions

Join UPHD – Make Your Voice Heard

What is UPHD? What is a union?

United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD) is an organisation of private hire drivers working together to improve our working lives. We use a variety of tools, including campaigning and political action, to make the private hire industry better for drivers. We also provide support and legal assistance to our members when facing problems. We are a branch of the IWGB Trade Union.

How much does it cost to join?

UPHD union membership costs £9 per month

Where does my money go?

Membership dues are all used for the running of the union. The IWGB is a registered trade union and we keep transparent accounts which members can see on request

Am I allowed to join a union?

Yes. It is a human right to be a member of a trade union. It is illegal for a company to discriminate against you for trade union membership. UPHD represents private hire drivers working for any and all operators.

What have UPHD done so far?

UPHD has a track record of winning improved rights for drivers. We have taken on many companies from big operators like Uber and local cab companies like Skyline and won. We are campaigning currently for better pay, improved safety and an end to unfair deactivations for drivers across the country. We also led the campaign against the Mayor of London’s new congestion charge on private hire drivers in London.

How can I get involved?

We have a meeting each week on Thursdays at 2pm open to members and non-members.

Email us for details and come along!

You can also email at uphd@iwgb.co.uk or call us on 02034907530 to find out whether you can join!








Fighting for Private Hire Drivers!








Organise for Change

UPHD and the IWGB campaigns for long-lasting change for Private Hire Drivers
The union creates real collective power among workers to ensure that their employers are held to account

Workplace Protection

UPHD reps and the IWGB legal team will make sure you are protected at work
Our team handles all kinds of cases, from licensing issues to unfair deactivations to unpaid fares and more … and we win!

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