Appeal court rules against Uber in ‘gig economy’ case

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The Court of Appeal has upheld an Employment Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay.

The ruling could have affect other gig economy companies that rely on treating people as self-employed.

The ruling was welcomed by the GMB union. General secretary Tim Roache said: “We’re now at a hat trick of judgements against Uber, they keep appealing and keep losing. Uber should just accept the verdict and stop trying to find loopholes that deprive people of their hard won rights and hard earned pay.”

Uber has one further opportunity to overturn this ruling. The Court of Appeal gave it permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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