LONDON: Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights.
Drivers for Uber, food courier Deliveroo and other apps tend to work for a number of firms without a fixed contract in what has become known as the “gig economy”. Uber said on Monday it had held meetings and spoken to thousands of them as part of its attempts to improve conditions for its more than 50,000 drivers.
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The company promised improvements in July after a government review said those working for such apps, who are mainly self-employed, deserved more rights.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2017.
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