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LONDON STRIKES: ADCU call strike action against Uber and Bolt

Updated: Jun 12, 2022

A selection of private hire drivers are set for industrial action in the capital after long-term concerns over pay and unfair dismissals boil over.

The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) are urging its members to strike on two separate days in June. There will also be demonstrations on the day at the headquarters of private hire vehicle (PHV) operators Uber and Bolt.

On 22 June the ADCU have asked minicab drivers to strike against ride-hail firm Uber for 24-hours. This comes in the middle of week long national strike action hitting the whole railway network.

Over 50,000 railway workers will walkout on 21, 23 and 25 June.

A week earlier on 15 June, PHV drivers have also been urged to strike against operator Bolt on similar issues.

The ADCU are calling for both operators to provide drivers pay worth at least £2.50 per mile and 20p per minute. There are also calls for:

  • an end to unfair dismissals

  • driver data access and algorithmic transparency

  • full compliance with long-standing worker rights issues.

A spokesperson for the ADCU said via social media: “Announcing London STRIKE action against Bolt App 15 June. Bolt continues to defy the Supreme Court on worker rights, brutally exploits drivers and violates the GDPR.

“We deserve better than poverty pay and management abuse. Enough is enough!”


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