UK Uber drivers gain official worker status, with paid time off and other benefits

Paid time off, pension plan, and minimum wage for UK drivers
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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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Balazs Szekely

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