05:26, February 19 52 0 theguardian.com

2021-02-19 05:26:12
Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules

The UK supreme court has ruled against Uber operating companies and concluded that drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors.

Seven justices delivered the ruling on Friday in the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers.

Lawyers said the ruling meant drivers would be entitled to basic rights, such as paid holidays, with implications for others working in the gig economy.

Uber operating companies had appealed to the supreme court after losing three earlier rounds of the fight.

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