Friday, July 14, 2017

Uber drivers in South Africa are now legally considered employees

South Africa’s Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has made a ruling that Uber drivers are now able to form unions, bargain and strike. This effectively means Uber drivers in South Africa are treated like employees, and not independent contractors, as Uber argued. The ruling is interesting in that it allows drivers to bargain directly with Uber and not just their immediate employers, as is the case with some drivers who do not own their own Uber cars and drive for someone else, or a company. Drivers in South Africa have faced many challenges, among them constant battles and harassment from meter…

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