Class Action Against Uber

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by mule, Apr 15, 2017.


Would you participate in a class action against Uber

  1. Yes, compensation required

  2. No, Uber has never treated me as an employee

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  1. mule

    mule Member

    Are there any upcoming class actions against Uber's in relation to their treatment of their partners?

    If so I would like to put participate.
    If there isn't yet one, there should be.
  2. And on what grounds are you thinking we can sue?
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  3. mule

    mule Member

    If you don't know then you either haven't been doing Uber very long or have a high tolerance for getting walked on.

    There are numerous way in which Uber go beyond the limits of independent contractors. For example, I personally was punished each day for a year for not accepting jobs that I deemed unprofitable. I was also threatened by an employee called James who said I would lose my job if I say anything negative about Uber (while he posed as a rider sitting behind me).
  4. Cold Gin

    Cold Gin Member

    What do you mean when you say you were punished each day?
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  5. mule

    mule Member

    Made to go offline a few minutes at a time and sit in the corner.
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  6. Cold Gin

    Cold Gin Member

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  7. mule

    mule Member

    Seems insignificant but try 20x 2minute bans per shift. It adds up. Often because I wouldn't accept pings from riders with ratings below 4.5. In turn, I would get pushed offline, miss the surge and then earn even less money once I can go back online.

    That being said, Uber are obviously aware of that they broke they were treating us as employees so they stopped doing that practice recently.
  8. Cold Gin

    Cold Gin Member

    Still happens in Melbourne - I copped it last weekend.
  9. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    My acceptance rate is 100%. If their rating is below 4.90 they can pay me $7.50 in cancel fees. This only works if you keep your cancel rate below 45%.

    20x $7.50 is what?

    Better than sulking in that corner.
  10. mule

    mule Member

    You can't collect a cancel fee if you show up. They will get in the car.
  11. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Wasn't your point that you refuse to do illegal pickups?

    So with that logic, you drive to the pick up point, your doors are locked, regardless of whether they have toes on the curb you just keep driving.

    I have often waved to my rider, and mouthed through my glass that I can't pick them up there.

    Go around the block, or stop when it is legal to. Wait there, check if the rider is making an attempt to come to you, if not wait a bit and then go back to circling the block.

    All Uber needs to see is that you are making an effort to pick them up legally. Not just playing hide and seek.
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  12. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    They still do this shit in Melbourne.
  13. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member

    Why do they treat Melbourne worse than Sydney? Don't they know about the already fragile inferiority complex?
  14. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    Ho don't get me started RC, ....don't get me started :)
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  15. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    Something along the lines of what they did in the UK, to get us recognized as employees with the associate benefits etc . How do we go about getting this started, how much would it cost ? I think a class action would be worth trying.
  16. It's a scam

    It's a scam New Member

    Trouble is HD, being uber drivers we're all broke, class action would be Ching Ching, uber wins again
  17. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    Class action usually means the legal firm takes the hit with costs but gets a big cut out of damages payed to

    The more numbers in the class action registering means a bigger overall payout therefore the bigger amount the legals can win for themselves

    A great way to go really and the more in it the better as the legals cut then reduces somewhat

    The claim here would be for all the extra payments goobers hasnt made to this point and of course sets a precedent for all future work payments

    Not sure why you think goobers wins again
    Somewhat of a random statement
  18. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    Yep especially in view of the success in the UK.

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