Andy McDonald – 2021 Comments on Supreme Court Decision on Uber

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, on 19 February 2021.

This is a hugely important ruling with significant implications for the gig economy. Uber drivers and all gig economy workers should get basic rights at work, including decent pay, safety and job security.

The landmark judgement is also testament to the hard work of the ADCU and GMB trade unions and drivers who have brought about this action.

Increasing numbers of workers are engaged on exploitative zero hours and insecure contracts. The Supreme Court has sent a very clear message that companies should not game the system by undercutting the rights of their employees.