Ride-hailing jobs could be next source of labour unrest in SA
Drivers in other parts of the world, including SA, will likely seek similar status after a court ruling in California that Uber must reclassify drivers as employees
The full-time employ of ride-hailing drivers may be the next frontier of labour unrest in SA, a country all too familiar with tussles between workers and employers.
This week, a court in the US ruled that Uber should convert its network of drivers in California to full-time employees, with benefits. There’s no doubt that the ride-hailing giant will contest the ruling but it does open up a can of worms for a company notorious for its treatment of drivers...