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The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self-employed , a decision which means they could be entitled to a minimum wage and holiday pay.
The decision marks the end of a five-year legal battle. Uber had argued that 40,000 drivers were self-employed and in effect running their own businesses. The court found that they were employees and Uber must pay them the benefits workers are entitled to.
The case is likely to have very significant implications for many other workers in the UK.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by transport correspondent Caroline Davies.BBC News YouTube Channel
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