Uber is taking its first steps towards privatising public transport in Australia -- and it’s starting with New South Wales.
The company is talking to the NSW government about a potential partnership which could see our public money handed to Uber to “fill the gaps” of public transport.
Uber is not a replacement for essential public services. It is a profit-hungry, multi-billion dollar corporation that will strip back worker protections, safety regulations, and fairness to make a quick buck.
Instead of investing in Uber, our government needs to step up and invest properly in public transport.
We can stop this. Just last month thousands of SumOfUs members like you helped stop a Canadian town from cutting bus routes in favour of Uber. If you add your voice, we can do this in Australia too.
Stop Uber taking over our public transport! Tell NSW to kick Uber to the curb.
Letting an unaccountable, entitled multinational corporation design our public transport infrastructure is just about the worst idea we’ve ever heard.
This year Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in disgrace after fostering a toxic, sexist corporate culture. Uber has a track record of showing zero regard for worker and rider safety.
This is not a company we want filling gaps in public transport.
Letting Uber take over our public transport sets a dangerous precedent: it lets our government think that it doesn’t need to invest in public services and multinational corporations can just fill the gap with precarious workers on sham contracts.
Uber’s got mates in the government who are pushing for this, but with the combined forces of people power, we can push back too. We need your help to do it before this partnership comes into place.
Add your voice to stop Uber from taking over our public transport. Our public transport should remain public!
The SumOfUs community has helped take on Uber on many fronts, and with your help we’ve won too!
We helped stop Uber in Canada -- working with partners to force Edmonton City Council to ditch its plans to cut of bus routes in favour of subsidies to Uber.
Over 75,000 of you helped pile on the pressure to force Uber’s CEO to resign -- for his role in creating a toxic corporate culture.
And tens of thousands of SumOfUs members, including Uber drivers and riders, helped prevent Uber automatically winning another 5 year licence to operate in London in June.
Let’s come together and do the same in Australia too.
Help stop Uber from taking over our public transport now.