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  • The Supreme Court has ruled that a group of uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self employed, a decision which means they could be entitled to a minimum wage and holiday pay.

  • The decision marks the end of a five year legal battle.

  • The case could have implications for many others.

  • With MAWR His Our transport correspondent, Caroline Davis.

  • Supreme Court unanimously dismisses Uber's appeal relief after years of fighting broke today outside the Supreme Court.

  • Yasin and James Hird the decision they've been waiting for that when driving for uber, they were workers not self employed.

  • I'm delighted, to be honest, it's victory on and I think it sends a strong signal to companies like Uber, these big, massive company that you know the workers can fight them.

  • They spent millions of pounds to try and defeat workers.

  • I mean, it's reprehensible that they've done this, but I'm just so delighted, thrilled and relieved.

  • Worker status is not the same as an employee, but it means that they had the right to a minimum wage and holiday pay.

  • The ride.

  • Hailing app, which connects drivers with passengers, uber has always claimed it's an intermediary, but that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

  • Uber say this judgment only applies to the drivers that first brought the case in 2000 and 16, not toe every uber driver in the country.

  • Because uber say they've made changes since then.

  • Some drivers and lawyers would disagree.

  • Today, the court set out the reasons why it thought these uber drivers were workers, which included the fact that uber set the pay on the contract without any say from the drivers.

  • How today's verdict will affect today's drivers and other workers will be the subject of future court cases.

  • Other companies in the gig economy may already be working out what this might mean for them.

  • They're going to have to look at their business model if they think that they can continue with this self employed model.

  • Um, it's quite clear that the judiciary isn't afraid to intervene into this, to find that their self employed individuals are actually workers.

  • The court says that a driver is working from when they log into the app, not just when they have a passenger.

  • Some drivers are worried that if uber have to pay a minimum wage for those hours, they could cut down on drivers or change the way Uber operates.

  • Samuel has driven for Uber for the last five years and is concerned it doesn't impress me.

  • The only reason why I'm attracted Thio drive on the up is the flexibility.

  • Uber say that they respect the court's decision and will now consult with every active driver across the UK to understand the changes they want to see.

  • Today's case set a legal precedent that could have huge implications for uber on for other firms that rely on flexible labor.

  • The company that was once thought off as the big disruptor might now have Bean disrupted.

  • Caroline Davis, BBC News.

The Supreme Court has ruled that a group of uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self employed, a decision which means they could be entitled to a minimum wage and holiday pay.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/20
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