People in London to massively sign a petition to ban Uber

Robyn Valdez
September 25, 2017

TfL, the London mayor's transport authority, announced on Friday that Uber had been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley's fastest rising companies. The transport regulator in London has rejected Uber's application to renew the license to operate in the city.

"But the blanket ban will cause massive inconvenience to millions of Londoners, showing that the mayor is closed to business & innovation", Hands tweeted.

Transport for London (TfL), the city's transportation authority, cited Greyball, among other offenses, when it declined to renew Uber's license, saying the company's "approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications". Uber has consistently faced criticism from lawmakers, traditional cab driver unions in London yet, it is still one of the top rated services in London for its convenience and affordability of transport.

The ride-hailing firm's current licence is due to run until 30 September, and it has 21 days to appeal against TfL's decision, and option Uber will take up while it continues to operate until a decision is reached.

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The loss of the licence comes after a tumultuous few months for Uber, including a string of scandals involving allegations of sexism and bullying at the San Francisco-based start-up that forced out former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick.

"This immoral company has no place on London's streets", said McNamara.

"To defend the source of livelihood for 40 thousand drivers and consumer choice of millions of Londoners, sign the petition demanding to cancel the decision to ban Uber in London", - stated in the text of the proclamation.

And Mr Corbyn, who is a keen Arsenal fan but did not take to the pitch, will be hoping it is not a bad omen for the party, which is on a high after a better-than-expected election result.

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Uber is under fire again - this time for safety issues reported to London's regulator. So it's worth examining how we got here.

A United Kingdom employment court ruled last October that Uber drivers were not self-employed, as the company argued, but should be paid the "national living wage" as if they were directly employed. But how about all the other cars that are more than a year old?

"That doesn't mean abandoning our principles - we will vigorously appeal TfL's decision - but rather building trust through our actions and our behavior".

Sadiq Khan avoided any "Uber for Khan" moments despite suffering a 6-0 defeat alongside Labour colleagues in the politicians' annual conference football match against Westminster journalists.

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