Uber says it will improve conditions for United Kingdom drivers

Gladys Abbott
July 17, 2017

Drivers can now determine where the hot spots are through the Uber application, he said.

"Those vehicles are not licensed to operate in certain areas and it gives the impression that Uber drivers can do as they wish", he said.

Taxi app Uber said it will be improving an offer to drivers and would welcome greater legal clarity about different types of employment in Britain, in response to a government review into the gig economy published on Tuesday.

Makhubela says they will not tolerate any more violence between metered taxis and Uber drivers.

Uber drivers and Johannesburg Park Gautrain station security officers are now under attack from meter taxi drivers.

"Our hearts and thoughts are with his family during this hard time and we will continue to offer our support.We are assisting the police in their investigation in every way possible". "There is a free flow of traffic and the local police and other police members from various units have joined forces with the JMPD, and various security companies, to ensure stability and prevent and any unlawful incidents from occurring".

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Uber also has a team of former law enforcement professionals who are working with the police to support their investigation.

An Uber driver who was seriously injured when his vehicle was set alight in Pretoria last month, has succumbed to his injuries.

Uber has hired private security to protect drivers and customers at violent hot spots such as the Gautrain station in Sandton in northern Johannesburg, Jonathan Ayache, the service's general manager in the country, said on Johannesburg-based broadcaster Talk Radio 702 Monday.

"We will continue to provide additional security measures around the stations, however Uber is not a security company and we need Law Enforcement and the Police Minister to get involved and help solve the issue as soon as possible".

Uber has requested an urgent meeting with the Police Minister and the Minister of Transport to resolve the situation, and is now awaiting their response.

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