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Uber hopes to strike compromise to keep running in London

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At the same time, it is preparing a legal appeal and rallying its users in London to build support. The ride-hailing company is pushing to meet the London regulator that on Friday said it would refuse to reissue Uber’s operating license there. The company circulated on online petition asking users to call on London to back down. Uber is likely to reach out to Transport for London as early as Monday to try to set up a meeting to help determine what the authority’s specific complaints are, and how Uber could resolve them, according to a person close to the company.

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EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

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Most EU workers have full-time, permanent contracts, but a growing number of people, especially the young, have jobs with ultra-flexible working hours, no regular pay and fewer employment protections. Brussels is proposing to extend full social protection and other forms of security to all workers, including those on very short-term, part-time and zero-hour contracts who in some EU member countries have lower safeguards. The Commission is proposing that workers should be properly informed about the conditions of their employment and should be given explanations by their employers for not having a permanent contract after a few years in the same job. The Commission will initially discuss its plans with trade unions and employers, followed by legislative proposals.

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Uber ready to make concessions to reverse London licence decision-paper

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The Sunday Times said the concessions were likely to involve passenger safety and benefits for Uber’s drivers, possibly limits on working hours to improve road safety and holiday pay. "While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do," Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager in London, told the newspaper. " The Sunday Times quoted sources close to London's transport body as saying the move was encouraging and suggested the possibility of talks. Download the app to read more Reuters News.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

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London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city. London's mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself. Khan said in a statement that it would be wrong "to license Uber if there was any way this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety or security. Uber said it plans to appeal and accused London's regulator of caving in to special interests "who want to restrict consumer choice.

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UPDATE 1-Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

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Uber immediately urged users in London to sign a petition that said the city authorities had "caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice". Uber now faces a showdown with London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, who this month said he wouldn't let his teenage daughters use cabs like Uber on their own over fears for their safety. " Khosrowshahi appeared to be following earlier game plans, said Bradley Tusk, an Uber investor who advised on policy in New York City for the company. "They have a lot more scrutiny on them now," said Reed Galen, a political consultant who worked with Uber on a campaign in Austin.

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Half a million sign petition supporting Uber in London

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Uber immediately emailed users in London and urged them to sign a petition that said the city authorities had "caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice". Uber now faces a showdown with London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, who this month said he wouldn't let his teenage daughters use cabs like Uber on their own over fears for their safety. "They have a lot more scrutiny on them now," said Reed Galen, a political consultant who worked with Uber on a campaign in Austin, Texas. " The early signs of Khosrowshahi's strategy suggest he is likely to follow earlier game plans, said Bradley Tusk, an Uber investor who advised on policy in New York City for the company.

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Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000

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Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000. LONDON (Reuters) - A petition organized by Uber against London's decision not to renew its operating license has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours after the decision was announced, a website monitoring its progress showed on Saturday. Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000. (Reuters) - A petition organized by Uber against London's decision not to renew its operating license has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours after the decision was announced, a website monitoring its progress showed on Saturday. The petition calls on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who also acts as chairman of local regulator Transport for London, to reverse the decision to withdraw Uber's license to operate ride-hailing services in the city. By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes.

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Uber Reaches 500,000 Petition Signatures to Protest London Ban

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Bloombergtechnology. Uber Reaches 500,000 Petition Signatures to Protest London Ban. September 23, 2017, 6:55 AM EDT. Petition asks London Mayor Khan to reverse license loss.

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Uber Tops 500,000 Signatures on Petition to Halt London Ban

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Uber said 3.5 million Londoners rely on Uber for "a safe, reliable and affordable ride" and that 40,000 drivers depended on the app for their livelihood. “I have every sympathy with Uber drivers and customers affected by this decision but their anger really should be directed at Uber,” Khan said in a response posted on the website Saturday. To read more about Uber in London, click here. Read Uber Tops 500,000 Signatures on Petition to Halt London Ban on bloomberg.

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What happens if Uber loses London for good? - Sep. 23, 2017

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On Friday, London's transport authority said Uber is not "fit and proper" to operate in the city. The city opted not to renew the company's license -- a decision partly based on some of the damning revelations that surfaced about Uber this year. Experts anticipate Uber's valuation could take a hit from the decision by London officials. In response to the London decision, Uber said it would "immediately challenge this [decision] in the courts.

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'Save Uber' Petition Reaches Half A Million Signatures In A Day

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Uber immediately emailed users in London and urged them to sign a petition that said the city authorities had "caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice". Uber now faces a showdown with London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, who this month said he wouldn't let his teenage daughters use cabs like Uber on their own over fears for their safety. "They have a lot more scrutiny on them now," said Reed Galen, a political consultant who worked with Uber on a campaign in Austin, Texas. " The early signs of Khosrowshahi's strategy suggest he is likely to follow earlier game plans, said Bradley Tusk, an Uber investor who advised on policy in New York City for the company.

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Britain's minister for London slams blanket ban on Uber

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He said Uber had to address safety concerns and it was important that there was a level playing field across the private hire market. "At the flick of a pen Sadiq Khan is threatening to put 40,000 people out of work and leave 3.5 million users of Uber stranded," Greg Hands, the government minister for London, wrote on Twitter late on Friday. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) said it would let Uber operate until the appeals process is exhausted, which could take months. Uber has turned to customers to help defend itself in other battles around the world, and an online petition to support Uber in London gathered nearly 430,000 signatures by early Saturday.

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Uber CEO asks London to help the company "make things right" - Uber (Private:UBER)

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Uber CEO asks London to help the company "make things right" Sep. 22, 2017 5:03 PM•SA Editor Brandy Betz. The CEO says that Uber is “far from perfect” but has “40k licensed drivers and 3.5mm Londoners depending on us” before asking for help to “make things right. ”. Previously: Uber rejected in London (Sept.

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How Uber's Tumultuous History in London Resulted in It Being Banned

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Friday's decision was a major bump in the road for Uber in London. How Uber's Tumultuous History in London Resulted in It Being Banned. The number of private drivers in London has d0ubled to 116,000 in the five years since Uber launched. He also orders Uber drivers to obtain commercial auto insurance, a large operating cost that many had been avoiding.

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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

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The decision to pull Uber's license to operate in London was made by the Transport for London. Keeping Uber from operating in London has caused a bit of a split between the people in the city. The post Uber Loses License to Operate in London appeared first on InvestorPlace . In issuing its decision, Transport for London, which is responsible for the city’s subways and buses as well as regulating its taxicabs, declared that Uber was not “fit and proper” to operate in the city.

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