Union cautiously welcomes decision to relicense Uber. ADCU criticises Uber’s failure to meet its compliance obligations and Transport for London failure to properly police the company. ADCU calls on the Mayor of London to break up the Uber monopoly so as to ensure full compliance with transport and employment law in future
App Drivers & Couriers Union raise concern about level of police surveillance on the Uber platform and inappropriate intervention in the licensing decision making process. Met Police make 2,000 data request from uber every year National Police Chief's Council made inappropriate intervention to support restoration of Uber's license. Civil liberties at stake as Uber, desperate to keep London license, compromises the data protection & privacy rights of drivers, couriers & customers.
The App Drivers & Couriers Union files complaints against ride share giant Ola in Amsterdam over failure to provide their drivers access to personal data & explanation of algorithmic management as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Drivers are demanding the right for their data to be ported directly to their union’s data trust established for purposes of collective action/bargaining Ola subjects its drivers to intense surveillance at work but keeps methods of algorithmic management largely hidden
As ADCU defend against Uber's final appeal at the Supreme Court the stakes could not be higher. If Uber win then we will rapidly see the erosion of worker rights and the Uber-ization of the economy. Also at stake is the right of Uber drivers to unionise at all so those who need unions the most would be denied.
Uber drivers take unprecedented international legal action to demand access to their data and transparency over algorithmic management. App Drivers and Couriers Union will present evidence of Uber's use of hidden driver profiles with performance classifications. Uber drivers and Uber Eats couriers in the UK and EEA are invited to join group action. Crowdjustice campaign launched.