Will this judgement lead (with others) to B&H PH drivers getting ‘worker’s’ rights and benefits?

In an important ruling, which will affect thousands of Addison Lee drivers, the Employment Tribunal has today ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were not self-employed, as Addison Lee argued, but are workers who are entitled to essential workers’ rights, including to be paid the National Minimum Wage, receive holiday pay and not have their contracts terminated because they are members of a Trade Union.

The drivers’ claims, which are supported by the trade union, GMB, were heard in the London Central Employment Tribunal in July 2017.

Liana Wood, from the Employment team at law firm Leigh Day, which represents the drivers, said: “We are very pleased that the Employment Tribunal has found in favour of our clients.

“This judgment acknowledges the central contribution that Addison Lee’s drivers have made to the success of the company by confirming that its drivers are not self-employed but that they work for Addison Lee as part of Addison Lee’s business.

“Addison Lee advertises itself as a premium driving service and seeks to ensure that its drivers meet the high standard required for that premium service. However, Addison Lee drivers very often work very long hours, in excess of 60 hours a week, in order to just earn enough to cover their basic living costs. Addison Lee has sought to deny its drivers the most basic workers’ rights, including to be paid the National Minimum Wage and to receive paid holiday.

“This is a very important decision by the Employment Tribunal and will go some way to addressing these issues. This decision will not just have an impact on the thousands of Addison Lee drivers but, following on from the decision in Uber, on all workers in the so-called gig economy whose employers classify them as self-employed and deny them the rights to which they are entitled.

There will now be a further hearing in the Employment Tribunal to calculate the holiday and pay that the drivers should receive.

Judgement: AddisonLeejudgment

Source:  https://www.leighday.co.uk/News/News-2017/September-2017/Victory-for-Addison-Lee-drivers-as-Tribunal-finds

 

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Taxi Forum Agenda 05/10/2017 and draft forum minutes 26/07/2017.

Brighton & Hove Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation Forum

Meeting in Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

2.00pm Thursday 5th October 2017

 

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes from last meeting

Draft Taxi Forum Minutes 28/07/2017

3. Traffic Management, Ranks, Brighton Station

4. Sussex Police

5. Committee Reports

(Unmet Demand Survey, Plate Exemption Policy, Forum Terms of Reference, Licence Fees, HC+PH Emissions Policy)

PH Plate exemption policy draft

Taxi Forum ‘Terms of Reference’ Draft 18.8.17

6. CCTV – Data Controlling

7. Valley Gardens Scheme

8. Fares (GMB)

9. Driver Medicals

10. New HCVL Applications

11. Enforcement

Warning letter to cab drivers illegally ranking

12. Items for next Meeting

13. Date of next meeting

16th January 2018 – 2.00pm Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall

Should any B&H licensed driver wish to put forward any ideas or concerns, relating to the above agenda and/or previous forum minutes, could they please contact the PH Ass via the contact details in the top section of the site, or via the usual suspects.

Taxi Forum Agenda 02/05/2017

Brighton & Hove Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation Forum

Meeting in Room G91, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

10.00am Tuesday 2nd May 2017

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Community Safety Team

3. Minutes from last meeting

Taxi Forum Minutes 16.02.2017

4. Traffic Management, Ranks, Brighton Station

5. Sussex Police

6. Blue Book (GMB)

7. Fares (GMB)

8. New HCVL Applications

9. Private Hire Proposals (see attachment)

BrightonHove-CommentsonBlueBookConditions (1)

10. Forum Terms of Reference (see attachment)

Taxi Forum TOR Draft 22.3.17

11. Enforcement

12. Items for next Meeting

13. Date of next meeting

TBC

Should any B&H licensed driver wish to put forward any ideas or concerns, relating to the above agenda and/or previous forum minutes, could they please contact the PH Ass via the contact details in the top section of the site, or via the usual suspects.

Taxi Forum Agenda 16/01/2017 and draft forum minutes 26/10/2016 and 21/12/2016.

Brighton & Hove Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation Forum

Meeting in Room G91, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

10.00am Thursday 16th February 2017

 

AGENDA

  1. Apologies 
  1. Wise (Harriet Stevens)
  1. Minutes from last meeting

Taxi Forum Minutes 26th October 2016

Taxi Forum Minutes 21st December 2016

  1. Traffic Management, Ranks, Brighton Station
  1. Sussex Police
  1. Fares (GMB)
  1. Enforcement
  1. Items for next Meeting 
  1. Date of next meeting  

TBC

Should any B&H licensed driver wish to put forward any ideas or concerns, relating to the above agenda and/or previous forum minutes, could they please contact the PH Ass via the contact details in the top section of the site, or via the usual suspects.

 

Extraordinary Taxi Forum Meeting 21/12/2016

Message from HCO

Dear All
Please see attached an invite and agenda for an extraordinary meeting of the Taxi Forum to be held on the 21st December 2016 at 3.00pm. (Please use the reception entrance not the Customer Service Entrance). This meeting is to update trade members on current issues within Brighton & Hove and is limited to an hour 3.00 to 4.00pm.
Regards
Martin