Uber Stories March 17

UK Uber drivers get minimum wage, holidays, and pensions – with a big catch

UK Uber drivers will be paid at least the National Living Wage of £8.72 ($12.12) alongside holiday pay and pension contributions. The company made the announcement a month after a court ruling decided that Uber drivers in the UK are employees, not self-employed contractors, as the ride-sharing company had claimed …

Uber Stories September 28, 2020

Uber’s London license restored by court; says safety issues resolved

We’ve this morning seen Uber’s London license restored by a court ruling, allowing the app to continue operating after a 2017 ban was overturned …

Uber Stories July 6, 2020

Uber buying Postmates after failing to acquire GrubHub to boost food deliveries [U]

Update: The deal is now official. Full statement below.

Rumors about Uber buying Postmates have been confirmed by a new report today, which says that the deal has been agreed and is set to be officially announced shortly …

Uber Stories May 13, 2020

Uber set to enforce mask requirement for drivers and riders starting May 18

Uber has finalized some new rules to keep both its drivers and riders as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. The changes that take effect on May 18 will see masks being required and more in the US, Canada, parts of Europe, India, and more.

Uber Stories December 6, 2019

Uber safety report: 9 murders, 58 crash deaths, and 3,045 sexual assaults

The first-ever Uber safety report has revealed an alarming number of serious and fatal incidents in 2018. These include nine murders, 58 people killed in crashes, and 3,045 people sexually assaulted…

Uber Stories November 25, 2019

Uber loses London licence (again) but continues operating for now (again)

If ‘Uber loses London licence’ seems like old news, that’s because it’s the second time it’s happened. And, just like last time, Uber service will continue uninterrupted for now…

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