WANTED: drivers to work 90 hours a week for £4-5 per hour. No holiday pay. No sick pay. No rights.
That’s what an Uber driver job advert should say. Uber’s exploiting its workers, big time.
But a group of drivers, along with the GMB Union, just took Uber to court - and won! The law’s clear: Uber should give them sick pay, holiday pay and the minimum wage.
Uber’s holding out hope it can keep mistreating workers. But pressure’s mounting: there’s already driver protests on London streets. Uber’s been dealt a blow. Now, we just need to finish the job together.
Let’s build a huge petition together to come crashing down on Uber bosses’ desks. Uber needs to start paying minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay. It’s drivers are workers, not self-employed.
Uber is using a loophole to strip drivers of their rights. It pretends drivers are self-employed contractors, not workers. It’s a con, and it’s unravelling.
Uber’s only thinking about it’s bottom line and appealing the legal decision. It will use all of its corporate power to resist fair wages and rights. But right now, Uber’s on the back foot. And no company is invulnerable to people power, no matter how big it is.
Over 30,000 of us took Walmart to task for not having a proper sick pay policy. All of us just need to combine our strength again to push Uber over the brink, and get it to pay properly.
Uber: treat drivers as workers, not self-employed, and give them the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday pay.