Uber to introduce holiday pay and pensions for UK drivers after Supreme Court defeat


Uber has agreed to give its UK drivers holiday pay and pensions after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

The ride-hailing app will give workers’ rights to more than 70,000 drivers from Wednesday after losing its case at the UK’s top court last month.

In a case led by two former Uber drivers, an employment tribunal ruled in 2016 that they were due entitlements such as paid holidays, prompting Uber to appeal the decision to the top of Britain’s legal system.

Uber said after February’s ruling it would consult with drivers, while lawyers said it could take several months for the details of the ruling to be worked out at a further employment tribunal hearing. Meanwhile more cases could be filed.

On Tuesday, Uber said drivers would be paid holiday time, enrolled in a pension scheme and receive no less than the national minimum wage, which stands at £8.72 an hour for those aged 25 years and over – but only after they accept a trip request.


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