(Teleborsa) – Uber he will have to recognize the status of employee through the collective bargaining agreement for taxi transport to all his drivers in the area Netherlands. This is what one establishes judgment of the court of Amsterdam accepting the thesis of trade union federation FNV.
According to the court American society considered its workers as self-employed “only on paper”, but it actually treated them as employees through set rates and various management app features that indicate a “work dependency relationship”. The contested conditions include the one requiring the driver to be able to refuse only certain rides before being disconnected from the system and the functioning of customer complaints management, on which Uber decides unilaterally without consulting the driver.
“This is also a clear signal for The Hague that this type of worker management is illegal and that the law must be applied”, he explained to the press. Zakaria Boufangacha of the Dutch trade union Fnv.
Uber had argued that the drivers who use the app are “self-employed entrepreneurs” and today he announced his intention to appeal against the sentence. The Dutch court’s decision follows similar rulings in other countries such as Great Britain