The Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers are to be considered workers and not self-employed contractors. Uber drivers are therefore entitled to workers’ rights, including the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay.
Following the ruling, Uber agreed to pay its drivers the correct wage going forward, but this does not rectify its failure to do so previously. Many current and former Uber drivers could still be left short and due thousands of pounds in unpaid wages and holiday pay.
Up to 40,000 Uber drivers in the UK may be affected by this case if they have driven for Uber at any point since 1 July 2015.
The Supreme Court decision does not mean that you will automatically get historic unpaid holiday pay and/or National Minimum Wage from Uber. You must make a claim to recover these sums.
Keller Lenkner UK has launched a no-win no-fee group action case to hold Uber to account for underpaying its workers, and to get back the money they are due.
We are now collaborating with ADCU, the App Drivers & Couriers Union who represent and support App Based drivers in the UK. This is the leading trade union for gig economy workers and, amongst other things, leads the fight for a better future for all Uber drivers. It brings together Uber drivers from across the UK to strengthen and protect their rights as drivers.
February 2021. Uber loses its final appeal in the Supreme Court which held that the drivers involved are to be considered workers rather than self-employed.
March 2021. Uber agrees to give its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions. Many current and former Uber drivers could still be left short and due thousands of pounds in historic unpaid wages and holiday pay.
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