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Uber’s Food-Delivery Drivers in London Plan Strike on Pay

  • Hundreds of union-backed drivers plan action for Aug. 26
  • Low pay, lack of employment status among the complaints
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Drivers for Uber’s food-delivery service in London are threatening to strike this week if wages aren’t increased -- a sign workers toiling for on-demand apps in the city are emboldened after a rival take-out service made concessions following a protest earlier this month. 

Hundreds of UberEats drivers plan to strike starting on Aug. 26, according to the United Voices of the World Union, which has been helping organize the food-delivery workers. The drivers will be striking over poor pay and not being classified as employees, the union said on its Facebook page.