Uber drivers set to go on strike

Uber drivers plan to sit idle in city centers in order to emphasize their growing importance in daily transportation, demand higher wages, and boost their employment status. Uber drivers joining the strike marks an important step in the Fight For $15 group’s four-year battle to improve the minimum wage, as it is the first time workers from the so-called gig economy have expressed support for the movement.Last month, Uber drivers in the UK won a landmark case that gave them the right to be classified as workers rather than self-employed. The ruling by the British employment tribunal meant drivers from the ride-hailing app were entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the National Minimum Wage, potentially setting a precedent for other workers in the gig economy. Uber has declined to comment on the latest strike action.

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