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Start an UBER Claim

Start your tribunal claim against UBER for unpaid and backdated national minimum wage and holiday pay, and to ensure that UBER abide by the recent ruling made by the UK Supreme Court.

Join the BOLT Case

Start your tribunal case against BOLT to fight for worker status and the right to national minimum wage, holiday pay, paid rest breaks, a pension, and protection from discrimination.

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Huge victory today against TfL in Uber robo-firing case for private hire driver

Bolt Protest #BoltStrike kicking off now

Bolt 24 hours Strike and Protest Tuesday at 11am. The first major gig economy strike BoltStrike

WHAT WE DO

Demanding change and making a better future for all app based drivers and couriers

Industrial Action

We take a stand against exploitative practices and poor treatment from operators, employers and regulators. We hold protests, demos and convoys to highlight and fight against the problems in our industry, we reach out to employers and regulators to demand improved working conditions, and we support our members in launching legal action and employment tribunal cases. We campaign for our rights, our safety and our dignity at work and will never back down in our fight to achieve fair treatment.

Legal Assistance

As the number of licensed private hire drivers and vehicles soar, licensing authorities all over the UK are getting tough on enforcement against private hire drivers like we’ve never seen before. You need the assurance of good legal assistance through an appeals process and the Magistrates Court if you have been wrongly accused. ADCU has teamed up with major law firms to ensure you have expert support at your time of need.  Your badge is your livelihood, protect it by joining ADCU today. Remember, we can’t help with pre-existing problems so join today to avoid disappointment tomorrow.

Representation

The private hire industry is undergoing dramatic change with the rise of app-based operators, new technology, electric vehicles, road use charges and tough new air quality standards. Too often, private hire drivers are the last ones to the negotiating table so licensing authorities place too much of the burden on us.  In recent years, the ADCU have made massive gains through effective representation and action. Join us today and strengthen your voice and protect your livelihood. ADCU is the only truly independent trade union 100% dedicated to you and to the industry we share. No hidden agendas, no distractions, no competing objectives.

We empower drivers to make their voices heard and support them in standing up for their rights.

WHAT WE DO

Demanding change and
making a better future for all
app based drivers and couriers

Legal Assistance

As the number of licensed private hire drivers and vehicles soar, licensing authorities all over the UK are getting tough on enforcement against private hire drivers like we’ve never seen before. You need the assurance of good legal assistance through an appeals process and the Magistrates Court if you have been wrongly accused. ADCU has teamed up with major law firms to ensure you have expert support at your time of need.  Your badge is your livelihood, protect it by joining ADCU today. Remember, we can’t help with pre-existing problems so join today to avoid disappointment tomorrow.

Representation

The private hire trade is undergoing dramatic change with the rise of app-based operators, new technology, electric vehicles, road use charges and tough new air quality standards. Too often, private hire drivers are the last ones to the negotiating table so licensing authorities place too much of the burden on us.  In recent years, the ADCU have made massive gains through effective representation and action. Join us today and strengthen your voice and protect your livelihood. ADCU is the only truly independent trade union 100% dedicated to you and to the industry we share. No hidden agendas, no distractions, no competing objectives.

Industrial Action

We take a stand against exploitative practices and poor treatment from operators, employers and regulators. We hold protests, demos and convoys to highlight and fight against the problems in our industry, we reach out to employers and regulators to demand improved working conditions, and we support our members in launching legal action and employment tribunal cases. We campaign for our rights, our safety and our dignity at work and will never back down in our fight to achieve fair treatment.

We empower drivers to make their voices heard and support them in standing up for their rights.

WHAT WE WANT

Fair treatment for every driver - from operators, licensing authorities and police.
A cap on licensing so
drivers in can make a fair income.
Income guarantees from operators - incomes have collapsed through over supply.
Worker rights protections
and worker status.
Right to be properly
consulted on regulatory changes.
Safety and security
on the job.

our recent campaigns & successes

Tirelessly fighting for private hire drivers

WE WON 'WORKER STATUS' FOR ALL UK UBER DRIVERS

We recently won at the UK Supreme Court leading to all Uber drivers in the UK being reclassified with 'worker status' ensuring they now receive holiday pay and the right to national minimum wage for all logged-on hours.

MAKING SURE LOCAL OPERATORS FOLLOW EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our members in Northampton recently took a local operator to the employment tribunal to fight for worker status. We don't just fight the big global companies, but any rogue operator large or small, global or regional.

GOING AFTER BOLT TO FORCE BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS

Our members in London recently staged a protest outside Bolt's offices to demand worker status, fare increases and an end to unfair deactivations. We are also in the process of supporting drivers taking Bolt to the Employment Tribunal to sue for worker status.

WINNING LICENCES BACK FROM TfL ON A NEAR WEEKLY BASIS

We are defending our London members on a near weekly basis in the magistrates court and winning them their private hire licences back after being unfairly revoked by TfL.

FIGHTING FOR BETTER SUPPORT DURING THE PANDEMIC

We have lobbied and campaigned for greater levels of governmental support during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our members in Scotland have played a key role in getting the Scottish Government to award support grants to drivers by mounting a formidable campaign which has included lobbying, protests and plenty of media coverage.

BEATING OLA AND UBER IN COURT ON 'ROBO-FIRINGS'

We won in the Amsterdam courts against Ola and Uber over their dodgy practices of using AI to automate driver deactivations. The courts ordered Uber to reinstate six of our members and also awarded them costs and damages.

STANDING UP FOR COURIERS TOO

  • Fighting for better conditions for all couriers and fast food delivery drivers.

  • Fighting for pay rises where due and demanding worker status for all.
  • Fighting to end unfair dismissals and deactivations
  • Providing legal support to all members so they don’t fall victim to their app based employers and end up getting exploited.
  • Building solidarity and fostering connection between workers.

JOIN US

PROTECT YOUr rights and support your fellow drivers by joining adcu today
  • Membership open to all app based private hire drivers and delivery couriers.
  • Have ADCU trade reps attend licensing hearings and appeals with you as well as at disciplinary meetings with employers.
  • Access to legal assistance, advice and defence through our law firm partners.
  • Support and advice in settling employment disputes at ACAS or Employment Tribunal.
  • Access to local and national support networks, plus access to exclusive drivers chat groups.
  • Get regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox to stay up to date with things going on in the industry.
  • Be a part of an active trade union that campaigns and lobbies on behalf of all its members.

Please be aware that we are unable to provide no-cost assistance on issues that predate your membership or on issues that arise within the first 60 days of membership. In these circumstances some charges may apply.

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