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uberBusinessLive reports that Uber driver-partners will start to receive perks in the form of fuel rebates and cellphone deals‚ which will help reduce their operating costs.  Other benefits will include car maintenance support and health insurance.  

The ride-hailing app said in a statement that it aimed to provide driver-partners access to a wide variety of partner discounts and deals.  These sweeteners come in the wake of Uber driver-partners becoming increasingly vocal about their need to be protected by labour laws‚ and voicing concerns about their personal security.  In July‚ a group of Uber drivers took the company to the CCMA‚ demanding that they be seen as legal employees.  The CCMA found in their favour.  Attacks by metered taxi drivers and passengers‚ including robberies and hijackings‚ on Uber drivers have prompted the founding of the Uber Drivers Movement‚ with more than 700 members.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Uber sued in US for discriminating against three engineers based on gender and race, at Business Report

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