Rebecca Long-Bailey: Uber is not morally acceptable

Rebecca Long-Bailey

Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey rejects proposal to allow gig economy firms to pay less than minimum wage in some circumstances.

Uber is not morally acceptable, Labour’s shadow business secretary has said as a major review recommends that gig economy firms be allowed to pay less than the minimum wage in some circumstances.

Rebecca Long-Bailey rejected the proposal and revealed that she boycotts , the ride-hailing firm because of its business practices.

“I don’t personally use Uber because I don’t feel that it’s morally acceptable, but that’s not to say that they can’t reform their practices,” Long-Bailey said.

“I don’t like the way that they are exploiting their workers, and I think the recent case proved that in the courts; that suggested that the workers that were there were in fact workers, and they weren’t flexible workers, and they needed to be given the adequate amount of protection and rights that workers enjoy,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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