Friday 19 February 2021 / 11:47 AM Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald responds to Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, responding to the Supreme Court ruling that Uber must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed, said:

“This is a hugely important ruling with significant implications for the gig economy. Uber drivers and all gig economy workers should get basic rights at work, including decent pay, safety and job security.

“The landmark judgement is also testament to the hard work of the ADCU and GMB trade unions and drivers who have brought about this action

“Increasing numbers of workers are engaged on exploitative zero hours and insecure contracts. The Supreme Court has sent a very clear message that companies should not game the system by undercutting the rights of their employees.”