Great Britain: UK becomes the first and currently only country where Uber allows workers to unionize

Uber has signed a landmark agreement with the GMB union that allows the union to represent its approximately 70,000 within the UK. This landmark deal marks a departure from the ride-hailing company’s longstanding opposition to any form of union representation. The agreement allows GMB representatives to now contact drivers and discuss significant issues with the group, even if Uber still refuses to set up any real collective bargaining system.

Through . Published on 27 May 2021 à 12h48 - Update on 28 May 2021 à 15h11

The agreement, unveiled on the evening of 26 May, provides for Uber and GMB management representatives to meet quarterly to discuss driver issues and concerns. It specifies that these discussions will encompass important topics including holiday pay and safety, the company’s National Living Wage guarantee, and the encouragement and setting up of pensions contributions.…

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