Uber is good for everyone - unions must leave it alone

The IEA's Director General Mark Littlewood has written The Times Thunderer today on Uber and the news that the GMB union is to take legal action to oblige Uber to categorise its drivers as employees rather than self-employed. 

Mark argues that Uber contributes to an economy in which workers and customers have more power and choice than previous generations could imagine. The GMB seem to be unable to adapt to this new world. 

Read the full article here

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