Kelvin Chan

Government, Business

Uber to Give UK Drivers Minimum Wage, Pension

Yaseen Aslam, left, and James Farrar Former Uber drivers Yaseen Aslam (left) and James Farrar outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in 2018.(Alastair Grant/AP)

LONDON — Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, after a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
March 17, 2021
Government, Business

UK Supreme Court Gives Uber Drivers Benefits in Landmark Ruling

UK Uber drivers Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to the court decision on a tablet computer outside the Supreme Court in London on Feb. 19. (Frank Augstein/AP)

LONDON — Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 19, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds broader implications for the so-called gig economy.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Loses License in London Over Safety, Vows to Appeal

Uber app in London A rider opens an Uber app in front of a taxi line at Waterloo train station in London. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

LONDON — London’s transit authority Nov. 25 refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-booking company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure its future in the British capital.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
November 25, 2019