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Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

From BBC News The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Uber is a transport company and not a digital service as the ride-sharing firm had argued. Uber argued that it was an information society service – providing a way for people to make contact with each other electronically – and not a cab […]

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Minicab Union Warns of Private Hire Safety Danger

Uber a danger to public safety, warns union From BBC News “From a public safety point of view, being driven around London by a driver who has worked a 15-hour shift is no better than being driven around by a driver who has not had background checks,”   EU’s top court to decide whether Uber […]

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Councils should revoke Uber licences

‘Refuse and revoke’ – UNITE live Hajera Blagg, Thursday, December 7th, 2017 When Transport for London (TfL) ruled it would not renew Uber’s operating licence in the capital in September, the decision shocked many – not least of which the tech firm itself, which first responded to the news with aggressive threats to take TfL […]

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Uber takes driver battle to Supreme Court

Uber plans to take its fight over the employment status of its UK drivers to the Supreme Court From BBC News Business Earlier this month the Employment Appeal Tribunal rejected the ride-hailing firm’s argument about the status of employees. Unions argue that staff should be classified as “workers” rather than being self-employed. Such a move […]

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