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Uber hit by international day of action ahead of stock market float

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09 May 2019
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GMB, the drivers’ union, is taking part in an international day of protest demanding Uber treats workers across with respect.

Alongside the International Trade Workers Federation (ITF) GMB is delivering a series of demands to Uber HQs across the world.

Uber’s investors stand to make billions of dollars when the company sells shares publically for the first time this week – despite the company losing $1.8bn last year.

After three landmark legal defeats and the hands of GMB, it’s high time for Uber to pay up and change its ways. 

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer

The company has suffered after losing three high profile workers’ right cases to GMB at the employment tribunal, employment appeal tribunal and the high court. 

In London, drivers and union officials will gather at ITF headquarters, in Borough Road, SE1 1DR at 2pm.

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said:

“After three landmark legal defeats and the hands of GMB, it’s high time for Uber to pay up and change its ways. 

“Our struggle is global - standing together with Uber workers across the world calling for a wage drivers can live on, safe working conditions and union rights. 

“Across the world we’re demanding Uber treat drivers with respect. 

“It’s time to accept the verdict of the courts and give Uber workers what they’re entitled to.”​​

 
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