They were in the driving seat but now Uber may have to pay for alles
Class action looms against Uber to grant SA drivers sick leave, leave pay, UIF and paid overtime
Had Uber drivers been employees of Uber SA, instead of independent contractors, they would have been able to benefit from Ters payments when Covid-19 shrivelled up their market.
Instead, they were left to fend for themselves entirely, says attorney Zanele Mbuyisa of human rights firm Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys.
The firm announced on Tuesday that, with the assistance of UK law firm Leigh Day, it is preparing a class action to be filed in the Johannesburg labour court against Uber SA and Uber BV, a Dutch incorporated subsidiary of Uber, based on the “12,000 to 20,000” SA Uber drivers’ entitlement to rights as employees under SA legislation...