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Uber Grants 70,000 U.K. Drivers Worker Rights After Ruling

  • Drivers to get holiday pay, minimum wage and pension benefits
  • Decision is a huge change to Uber’s business model in the U.K.
Bloomberg business news
Uber Reclassifies Drivers as Workers in U.K.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Uber Technologies Inc. will reclassify all 70,000 of its U.K. drivers as workers, entitling them to the minimum wage, vacation pay and other benefits after a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court last month.

The ride-hailing app’s drivers will receive at least the national living wage of 8.72 pounds ($12.11) per hour starting Wednesday. This will be the minimum drivers can earn, in what Uber described as an “earnings floor, not an earnings ceiling.”