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UK Supreme Court: Uber drivers are workers

Christian Fernsby |
The UK Supreme Court ruled against Uber and said that drivers should be classed as workers.

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Topics: UBER   

Seven justices ruled on the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers on Friday, after a hearing in July.

Uber operating companies, who said drivers were contractors not workers, appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds of the fight.

Justices dismissed Uber’s appeal in a decision the GMB union said was “historic”.

"It's the end of the road for Uber’s mistreatment of drivers.

This landmark Supreme Court ruling puts all debates to bed.

Time for Uber to accept its responsibilities, compensate drivers and discuss a way forward," GMB union said.

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