UPHD responds to reports of Uber recognition agreement with GMB trade union

Update 27 May 2021: Nader Awaad, Chair of United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD), a branch of the IWGB, says:  “This recognition deal is a dud that signs away workers’ right to negotiate over pay and is a PR exercise for Uber. Unions should not sign deals which tie their hands behind their backs. Trade unionContinue reading “UPHD responds to reports of Uber recognition agreement with GMB trade union”

Driver Safety: Attack on UPHD member Muhammad while on a job for Bolt

Last Friday our member Muhammad experienced a terrible attack while working for Bolt. This is a shocking story, but we feel it is important to share it with you: we urgently need better safety protections for drivers. Muhammad was working in the Chingford area in London and was called for a job near the ChingfordContinue reading “Driver Safety: Attack on UPHD member Muhammad while on a job for Bolt”

UPHD calls on HMRC to enforce Uber Supreme Court ruling on unpaid waiting times, saying company is still taking drivers for a ride

In a historic victory for gig workers Uber concedes basic workers’ rights, saying drivers “should not have to compromise on flexibility in order to benefit from new rights and protections.” Uber announced minimum wage guarantees during trips only, and IWGB now calls on HMRC to enforce the Supreme Court ruling stating this should begin fromContinue reading “UPHD calls on HMRC to enforce Uber Supreme Court ruling on unpaid waiting times, saying company is still taking drivers for a ride”

Demand Uber talks to our union!

This morning the Supreme Court handed down its judgement that Uber drivers are workers. This is a huge victory for all drivers. But already, Uber is trying to wriggle out of their obligations. Uber’s regional general manager Jamie Heywood tried to argue in the newspapers this morning that the court’s decision was “focused on aContinue reading “Demand Uber talks to our union!”

Supreme Court decides Uber drivers are workers

Today after many months’ delay, the Supreme Court has finally handed down its decision: Uber drivers are workers. This decision is very significant news for all private hire drivers in the UK. What does it mean? If you are a worker then you have certain legal protections and benefits, such as the right to paidContinue reading “Supreme Court decides Uber drivers are workers”

London congestion charge discrimination claim to be heard at the High Court 10 & 11 July

The IWGB will argue Sadiq Khan’s introduction of £11.50 congestion charge on minicabs is in breach of the Equality Act and the European Convention on Human Rights Charge is being introduced on mainly BAME workforce, while black cab drivers, who are mostly white, continue to be exempt. TFL figures show minicab drivers are almost threeContinue reading “London congestion charge discrimination claim to be heard at the High Court 10 & 11 July”

Uber Drivers in four UK cities to protest ahead of company’s IP

Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow to log off app and protest outside Uber offices in each city Drivers condemn Uber for large payouts to founder, venture capitalists and executives despite failure to resolve pay issues Drivers call on public to not cross “digital picket line” on 8 May 8 May: Hundreds ofContinue reading “Uber Drivers in four UK cities to protest ahead of company’s IP”

Uber drivers plan national shutdown on 8 May before Uber IPO

Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow to log off app on 8 May and demonstrate outside Uber offices in each city Drivers condemn Uber for large payouts to founder, venture capitalists and executives despite failure to resolve pay issues Drivers call on public to not use the service on 8 May 8 May:Continue reading “Uber drivers plan national shutdown on 8 May before Uber IPO”

Addison Lee drivers to strike on 1 May, in first ever strike in company’s history

Addison Lee drivers at Luton Airport to strike for 24 hours on 1 May Drivers striking over pay and conditions currently earn below the minimum wage Over 90% of drivers voted in favour of strike action 1 May: Addison Lee drivers operating at Luton Airport will go on strike on 1 May for 24 hoursContinue reading “Addison Lee drivers to strike on 1 May, in first ever strike in company’s history”