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”

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”