Tag : Uber

McStrikes: The Unhappy Staff Behind the Happy Meal

3 months ago / 0 comments

Deliveroo and Uber Eats staff are collaborating with restaurants, including McDonalds, Wetherspoons and TGI Fridays, to participate in strikes. These strikes are to combat the insecure working and poverty pay that currently exists within the hospitality sector. Some Uber Eats customers have stated they will not be using the app … Read More

Nothing’s Sweet About The BAE And Uber Job Losses. But Is There A Silver Lining?

1 year ago / 0 comments

This month we have been forewarned of two major waves of redundancies being carried out in the coming months. Two major employers, BAE Systems and Uber (which doesn't deserve the umlaut), succumbed to external factors before the imminent redundancies were revealed; competition and regulation, respectively. However, these abstract triggers will ... Read More

Goodbye Uber London – the cost of cheap transport too high to bear?

1 year ago / 0 comments

On the 22nd September, news broke that Transport for London (TFL) had stripped Uber of its private hire license that allows them to operate in London, coming into effect by the end of the month. Cue mass panic from the 3.5 million Londoners that use the service (and no doubt ... Read More

Council Calls For Uber-Strict Regulation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds City Council has called for stricter regulations around taxi licensing, after Uber was refused a new license in the capital, by Transport for London. The taxi company, used by over 3.5 million people and 40,000 drivers in London, was described as “not fit and proper” to operate, with London … Read More

India Daniel investigates the current controversy surrounding Uber in London

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last week, in news that shocked many, Transport for London (“TFL”) decided that they would not be renewing Uber’s licence to operate in the city. TFL acknowledged concerns raised by passengers about background checks carried out on drivers by Uber and about the processes to deal with criminal offences, and … Read More

Uber Special: an insight to the most eye-catching headline of the week

1 year ago / 0 comments

So what has grabbed British attention the most this week? Is it ISIS? Refugees? Donald Trump’s influence in UK politics. No. The potential loss of Uber on London’s streets, is in fact what has sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Approaching 800,000 signatures, the Save Your Uber In London petition has … Read More

Businesses you can (dis)count on as a fresher

1 year ago / 0 comments

…because the more you save the more you can rave 😉 You spent £30 too much on VK’s last night, never mind what you spent on taxis and entry. You’d really like a huge pizza to sort out the hangover, or even just some toast, but your flat hasn’t managed … Read More

An Uber desperate plea to students

2 years ago / 0 comments

The U.S taxi-hailing service Uber has been found to have been using secret programs to hide their existence from official regulators, in order to avoid potential charges. Regularly featuring in the news, and not for charitable donations, Uber is the Marmite of transport companies; it’s loathed by local minicab firms, … Read More

Uber CEO calls out for Help after Latest Feud

2 years ago / 0 comments

Uber has not had a good start to its year. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been filmed swearing at one of the companies drivers who was expressing his grievances about falling incomes and the structure of payments. The day after Kalanick apologised to his employees stating “It’s clear this video … Read More

Uber taxi app arrives in Leeds

4 years ago / 0 comments

It has been announced that controversial taxi hailing company Uber has launched in Leeds today, despite ongoing disputes with traditional taxi firms. The app called UberX, which will allow students in Yorkshire’s largest city to both book and pay for taxi journeys directly on a smart phone or tablet, became … Read More