Implications for gig economy as Supreme Court rules against Uber

After winning the four-year legal battle, GMB will now consult with Uber driver members over their forthcoming compensation claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Uber has lost its appeal to the Supreme Court over drivers’ rights in a decision which could have wider implications for the gig economy.

The Supreme Court has decided in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others that tens of thousands of Uber drivers in the UK, most of them in London, are workers, which means that they are entitled to be paid the national minimum wage, holiday pay and for rest breaks.

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