Uber accused of using ‘loaded questions’ in survey of drivers | Uber

Uber has been accused of using “loaded questions” in a consultation with drivers, after a landmark court ruling handed workers rights to improved conditions. The firm may have to pay out over £100m in compensation to 10,000 drivers, after the UK supreme court ruled last week they are entitled to Continue Reading

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules | Uber

The UK supreme court has dismissed Uber’s appeal against a landmark employment tribunal ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage and paid holidays. Six justices handed down a unanimous decision backing the October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect millions of Continue Reading

Lessons to Learn From Uber ‘s Tempemail Marketing Campaigns

We are living in an era when the sharing economy is booming. Once named UberCab and founded in 2009, Uber is trying to establish a strategy to maximize profits, but this is a complicated process in a dynamically competitive global economy. Uber’s entry into the traditional taxi market has caused Continue Reading

Uber Eats accused of using new contract to exploit Australian delivery riders | Industrial relations

A new contract sent to Uber Eats delivery drivers, which requires them to have an ABN and take out their own insurance, appears aimed at stopping claims the riders should be treated as employees. The new contract, sent out on Wednesday and seen by Guardian Australia, stated drivers who signed Continue Reading

‘Peak hype’: why the driverless car revolution has stalled | Technology

By 2021, according to various Silicon Valley luminaries, bandwagoning politicians and leading cab firms in recent years, self-driving cars would have long been crossing the US, started filing along Britain’s motorways and be all set to provide robotaxis in London. 1 January has not, however, brought a driverless revolution. Indeed Continue Reading

Treasury’s stealth tax ideas on Uber and Airbnb that won’t hurt the masses | Uber

A chancellor who will borrow £394bn this financial year has to come up with a few new ways to raise money, and here’s a Treasury idea that sounds modest but interesting: put VAT on Uber taxi trips and stays in Airbnb properties. It would also seem to pass a basic Continue Reading

Uber sells loss-making flying taxi division to Joby Aviation | Technology

Uber has sold its loss-making flying taxi division, Elevate, to a Californian startup as the ride-hailing app abandons costly side projects in an attempt to turn a profit next year. The sale to Joby Aviation, announced late on Tuesday, comes a day after Uber ditched ambitions to develop its own Continue Reading

Uber ditches effort to develop own self-driving car | Technology

Uber has ditched efforts to develop its own self-driving car with the multibillion-dollar sale of its driverless car division to a Silicon Valley startup. The ride-hailing company is selling the business, known as Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), for a reported $4bn (£3bn) to Aurora, a start-up that makes sensors and Continue Reading

Uber bought itself a law. Here’s why that’s dangerous for struggling drivers like me | Cherri Murphy | Opinion

Last week, Uber bought itself a law. Along with Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates, app companies spent more than $200m – the most spent on any ballot campaign in US history – to bankroll Proposition 22 in California. With its passage, the law will now exempt drivers like me from Continue Reading

Privacy concerns as Uber Eats drivers start taking photos of ID for alcohol orders | Technology

Uber’s food delivery drivers are now required to take a photo of the driver’s licence or other ID of people who order alcohol but, Uber Eats has insisted, the pictures won’t be retained. Uber Eats has advised Victorian customers ordering alcohol that from Thursday 29 October “delivery partners will need Continue Reading