Netherlands : The court said the drivers are also Uber employees, entitled to the facilities
A Dutch court said on Monday that Uber drivers are employees, not contractors. They are entitled to the rights and facilities available to the employee. Uber has said that there will be an appeal against the court's decision.
This is considered a big win for the drivers working for Uber. The district court has upheld the demand of the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions that Uber taxi drivers should be given the same salary and facilities as employees of any other sector.
Uber has said that it will appeal against the decision. The company said that we are disappointed with this decision of the court. Uber's Northern Europe GM Maurits Schoenfeld says drivers want to remain independent. They want to decide for themselves when and where to work.