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Rachel Reeves comments on worker rights & Uber Court of Appeal ruling

19 December 2018

Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, comments on the Court of Appeal's ruling this afternoon that Uber drivers are entitled to workers' rights.

Chair's comment

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:

"Time and time again, the courts have found that Uber drivers are workers and that they are due the rights that many of us take for granted: sick pay, holiday pay, and certainty that they will earn at least the minimum wage.  Uber needs now to accept this ruling and treat their drivers fairly.  
 
Last week, the Prime Minister said again she wants ‘a country that truly works for everyone'. If businesses and tribunals won't act, then she must bring forward the long overdue legislation to make it clear that workers in the gig economy must have the same rights as those in traditional jobs.”

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