Following a Supreme Court ruling, Uber drivers in the UK will be classified as workers, as opposed to their current self-employed designation. As a result,
Uber drivers become eligible for paid holiday time, enrollment into a pension plan, and a guaranteed National Living Wage.
The new benefits will be available from Wednesday, March 17th 2021:
- Uber will pay drivers 12.07% of their earnings every two weeks, reflecting their right to paid time off.
- Pension plan contributions will represent approximately 3% of a driver’s earnings
- The minimum wage will be calculated after accepting a trip request and after expenses.
Most Uber drivers already earn more than the National Living Wage, and there’s no cap on how much a driver can earn.
The most recent announcement complements the existing Uber driver benefits package introduced in 2018, which includes free sickness cover, as well as injury and maternity/paternity payments.
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