The Medway Labour and Co-operative Group have expressed their dismay at the latest revelations which have exposed Uber’s unethical business practices, which include Greyballing, kill switches, and shady lobbying methods.
Cllr Dan McDonald, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson For Licensing said:
“This week’s revelations about the unethical practices of Uber unfortunately do not come as a surprise. By using a motion at Full Council in 2019 and other various mechanisms, our Group has consistently highlighted the importance of protecting our honest local taxi industry from a company whose practices quite frankly are an affront to the values of decency and fairness. We’re sure this week’s news will only strengthen the resolve of our community to support our local taxi drivers.”
Cllr Harinder Mahil, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson For Employment Matters added:
“Firms like Uber hide behind technology, often not well understood by legislators, and use it to disguise sharp business practices and shambolic working conditions.
“As a Council we took the right decision in 2019 to commit ourselves to fair and equal operating conditions for all operators, and not just bend them for a slick PR operation and a fancy app.
“Unfortunately, this news comes as no surprise for those who have been calling for action for several years now.”
More background information on this week’s news about Uber can be found here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-f2971465-73d2-4932-a889-5c63778e273d