ADCU (Scotland) welcomes the announcement of a second round of support grants for drivers and also welcomes the release of details on grants being made available to operators/ licence holders, however we are dismayed to find out that the level of support being offered, again, falls short of what is needed. We, at ADCU, have been demanding “proper and meaningful support” to our industry and that has not been delivered.
The Supreme Court ruled that drivers are to be recognized as workers with entitlements to the minimum wage and holiday pay to accrue on working time from log on to log off whereas Uber is committing only to these entitlements to accrue from time of trip acceptance to drop off. This means that Uber drivers will be still short-changed to the tune of 40-50%.
In a massive victory for ADCU and Worker Info Exchange, group of UK drivers and a driver from Portugal supported by them have won an historic victory in their legal battle for greater transparency of algorithmic management practices used by Uber and Ola Cabs. The drivers were seeking to access their personal data from Ola and Uber as well as the right to transparency to algorithmic management.
We are pleased to partner with Foxglove Legal to take all legal steps necessary to ensure Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) implement the Supreme Court ruling and force Uber to respect worker rights as condition of continued licensing.
We are extremely saddened and disturbed to learn of the murder of a private hire driver in London last night. We have long warned Transport for London and Met Police about the unacceptable level of assault & abuse of drivers & failure of licensed operators to act. We now need root & branch reform.
Nottingham MP Nadia Whittome "The ADCU does a brilliant job standing up for gig economy workers in our city, who often face low pay, job insecurity and lack of basic workers’ rights such as holiday pay." It’s been a pleasure to work with them over the past year, and I’m pleased to use my donation to support their campaigns."
"He was one of the founding members of our union, when we first formed about three-and-a-half years ago here in Nottingham." - Azeem Hanif chair of the Nottingham branch of the App Drivers' and Courier Union
Uber and Ola Cabs will go to court in Amsterdam today in an effort to defeat a claim brought under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) by 13 UK drivers with the support of the App Drivers & Couriers Union together with Worker Info Exchange.
In this landmark legal case, former Uber drivers asks courts in the Netherlands to over-rule the algorithm that fired them. The case is backed by the ADCU, the IAATW and Worker Info Exchange.
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.