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Mayor of London must make proper workers rights condition of license

06 Jul 2021
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In the wake of GMB Union’s historic deal with Uber all private hire operators licensed by TfL should provide proper worker rights

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, has called on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to make proper worker rights a condition of holding an operating license in the capital.

Following years of court hearings, Uber drivers are now legally classified as workers. GMB recently signed an historic recognition deal with Uber that will allow at least 70,000 drivers to join the union.

Mick Rix, GMB National Organiser said:

"In the wake of GMB’s historic deal with Uber, not only should. all ride hailing companies be providing worker rights but other private hire operators that are licensed by London regulator TFL.

"We believe the Mayor and TfL should take steps to make better workers’ rights a condition of an operator’s license to all private hire operators.

“Unfortunately, some private hire companies just won’t do this unless they’re forced to do so, and that is where the deputy mayor and the regulator TFL must step in.”

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