About Us

We aim to represent all UK private hire drivers & couriers in the UK. We are honest and hard working people who are often badly treated by employers and the regulators.

With a strong collective voice we will be hea
rd, we will demand change and will make a better future for all private hire drivers.

Our industry is changing rapidly but drivers have a weak voice. Our incomes are in crisis with drivers falling below the poverty line as global corporations move in to exploit drivers at an unprecedented scale.

Our regulators do nothing to protect and seem intent on discrimination and making operating conditions more difficult than ever before. The human cost is great with many families under severe strain, absent parents working 90 hours a week and debt levels rising.

We say enough is enough.

History

The founders of ADCU have a track record of helping drivers since 2013, ADCU President Yaseen Aslam and ADCU General Secretary James Farrar were the founders of United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD) in 2015 after they launched an ambitious legal campaign against Uber for Workers Rights.

This was to prove that Uber drivers in London were not simply self-employed, but instead were workers who are entitled to basic rights like the minimum wage and holiday pay.

They have been battling with operators and licensing authorities across the UK and standing up for drivers ever since with some of the amazing natural grassroots organisers, Azeem Hanif is ADCU Chair in Nottingham, Habib Afsar who's the chair for Birmingham, Shaf Shah the Chair for Northampton and many more leaders in each cities, you can find more on our National Executive Committee here.

We organised the first massive UK wide strike (#UStrike) against Uber in 2018 when we were at IWGB trade union. This year, ADCU officials were the initiator of an international organisation for app workers, called the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW), where drivers from over 23 countries attended in Oxford for the first ever convening of app based transport workers. ADCU are actively involves with international alliance of app-based transport workers (IAATW).

Demands

Our demands of the Operator (i.e. Uber, Addison Lee, etc.)

Our demands of the Licensing Authority or Regulator (i.e. City Councils, Transport for London)

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