In November, nonetheless, Uber noticed off a problem in its dwelling market of California, the place voters backed a poll proposal that cemented app-based meals supply and ride-hail drivers’ standing as unbiased contractors reasonably than workers.
The SA case may have an effect on as much as 20,000 drivers, British legislation agency Leigh Day and Johannesburg-based peer Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys stated in a press release. They didn’t specify when the case could be filed.
Richard Meeran of Leigh Day, which represented the British Uber drivers, stated that case marked a remaining vindication for drivers who had been denied their statutory employment rights for too lengthy.
“We hope that this class motion in SA will allow South African Uber drivers to entry those self same rights,” he stated.
Uber didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.
The legislation corporations identified that in SA Uber drivers typically don’t personal their very own vehicles and must work lengthy hours to make ends meet on their present wages.