Uber drivers News

Uber Faces Hike in London License Fees, in Latest Blow for Ride-Hailing Firm

Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry. …

Thai Authorities Begin Crackdown on Ride-Hailing Firms Uber, Grab

Thailand’s transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on Tuesday. U.S.-based Uber has faced regulatory hurdles around the world and when …

London’s Uber Drivers Need to Pass English Language Tests, Court Rules

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a ruling over London transport rules that require language tests for drivers, which could keep 40,000 people from joining the industry over the next three years. Judge John Mitting ruled in favor of Transport for London …

Singapore Tightens Rules for Sharing Economy that Could Disrupt Asia Ambitions

Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, …

Brazil Uber Drivers Are Employees & Entitled to Benefits, Rules Judge

A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco-based company and is entitled to workers’ benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Uber …

Uber & Ola Drivers’ Strike Paralyzes Ride Hailing Services in India’s Capital

A strike led by drivers’ unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralyzed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. Commuters faced delays for …

Uber Offers Guaranteed Revenue for French Drivers, Avoiding Wage Law

Uber Technologies Inc. offered to guarantee revenue for its most financially strained French drivers, temporarily averting a new law that would force a minimum wage for all chauffeurs. The company proposed a 21 euro ($22.50) per hour minimum gross revenue for cabbies working …

Uber Settles Claims of Sexual Assault by Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. settled a lawsuit filed by two women who sought to hold the company responsible for alleged sexual assaults by drivers. Terms of the accord weren’t disclosed in court papers. The settlement follows a federal judge’s ruling six …

Drivers Take Uber to UK Tribunal in Test Case that Could Threaten Business Model

Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change …

Few Rideshare Drivers Have Insurance, But Interest is Growing

A large portion of rideshare drivers do not have the required insurance – but more are buying it, or seem to be more interested in it. According to a recent survey by the Rideshare Guy, roughly one-in-five rideshare drivers have …