Tag: Uber

Uber to expand across UK with Autocab takeover

Image copyright Reuters Uber has agreed to buy its biggest UK rival Autocab, which operates a ride-booking app for independent minicab companies throughout the country. It said the takeover would let it connect people with mini-cab firms in cities where Uber itself does not have drivers. Autocab’s platform has access to more than 75,000 vehicles in areas where Uber does… Read more →

Uber axes 3,700 staff as trips drop in lockdowns

Image copyright Getty Images Uber has announced plans to cut 3,700 full-time staff – about 14% of its workforce – as business plunges following pandemic shutdowns. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi will also waive his base salary – set at $1m in 2019 – through to the year end. The announcements come a day ahead of the firm’s quarterly results. Even… Read more →

Uber and Lyft sued by California, accused of denying driver benefits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California Attorney General Xavier Becerra The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the companies are wrongly classifying their drivers as independent contractors, instead of employees. The move follows the landmark… Read more →