Uber is not fairly appropriate, Labor’s shadow business secretary has said as a major evaluation suggests that gig economy firms be permitted to pay less than the lowest salary in some circumstances.
Rebecca Long-Bailey refused the offer and exposed that she boycotts, the ride-hailing company because of its business practices.
Using Uber is not fairly appropriate, a senior Labour shadow cabinet senior Labour shadow cabinet has said as Prime Minister Theresa May makes a keynote deal with on workers’ privileges. Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey charged the cab run of “exploiting” drivers.
Uber has been the centre of controversy over whether its drivers are employees – and therefore eligible for workplace rights – or self-employed companies.
A new evaluation for the Govt, performed by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor, will call for a “designated contractor” status to be created manage the situation in the so-called “gig economy”.
Long-Bailey, who is seen as faithful to the management and is well known by Jeremy Corbyn and David McDonnell, said Uber should change their methods.
The evaluation by Mr Taylor, head of the Royal Society of Arts, said low-paid employees should not be “stuck” at the living wage minimum, nor should they face uncertainty. Discussing at its release in London, Ms May is predicted to guarantee that the Govt will act “to make sure that passions of employees on conventional agreements, the self-employed and those people working in the ‘gig’ economic are all thoroughly secured.”
Unions and employment lawyers criticized evaluation, which has taken nine months to generate, for doing little to help the growing number of employees in delivery and taxi firms such as Deliveroo and Uber.