Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers

Infrequent

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According to the BBC news website, relating to London Uber drivers. If interested, google the thread title, or go to the BBC news website and search.
 

Hugh G

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Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers


Image caption Drivers previously had until 30 September to pass the written test
The introduction of a written English language test for private hire drivers has been delayed after Uber won the right to appeal against the plans.

Transport for London (TfL) had wanted to revoke licences if drivers had not passed the test by 30 September.

Uber lost a High Court battle in March against the policy.

But the Court of Appeal has said it would hear Uber's case after it argued 33,000 drivers out of 110,000 in London might not be able to renew licences.

TfL will now not introduce the policy until 9 April, depending on the result of the appeal hearing which will be heard on 20 February.

"We maintain that all licensed drivers must be able to communicate in English at an appropriate level," a TfL spokesman said.

"We will continue to robustly defend this position at the appeal."

Uber's London general manager Tom Elvidge said the company was pleased to have "secured this appeal to defend tens of thousands of drivers who risk losing their livelihoods because they can't pass an essay writing test."

In March, the 15 members of the London Assembly said passing a written English test was an unnecessary requirement for drivers and the ability to communicate verbally was more important.
 

Apollo

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Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers


Image caption Drivers previously had until 30 September to pass the written test
The introduction of a written English language test for private hire drivers has been delayed after Uber won the right to appeal against the plans.

Transport for London (TfL) had wanted to revoke licences if drivers had not passed the test by 30 September.

Uber lost a High Court battle in March against the policy.

But the Court of Appeal has said it would hear Uber's case after it argued 33,000 drivers out of 110,000 in London might not be able to renew licences.

TfL will now not introduce the policy until 9 April, depending on the result of the appeal hearing which will be heard on 20 February.

"We maintain that all licensed drivers must be able to communicate in English at an appropriate level," a TfL spokesman said.

"We will continue to robustly defend this position at the appeal."

Uber's London general manager Tom Elvidge said the company was pleased to have "secured this appeal to defend tens of thousands of drivers who risk losing their livelihoods because they can't pass an essay writing test."

In March, the 15 members of the London Assembly said passing a written English test was an unnecessary requirement for drivers and the ability to communicate verbally was more important.
Might be a good idea to do this here in Australia.That way we can get rid of the ants, who can't speak English, from the platform.Hopefully this will create more trips and surges.
 

Hugh G

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.....Uber's case after it argued 33,000 drivers out of 110,000 in London might not be able to renew licences

...."secured this appeal to defend tens of thousands of drivers who risk losing their livelihoods because they can't pass an essay writing test."

That's 33,000 who may be on the dole if UBER had to get rid of them.

Cheaper for a few PAX to complain about bad communication with an UBER driver than the Government forking out the dole for up to 33,000 laid off drivers.

This is why governments let UBER get away with this S*IT
 

Infrequent

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That's 33,000 who may be on the dole if UBER had to get rid of them.

Cheaper for a few PAX to complain about bad communication with an UBER driver than the Government forking out the dole for up to 33,000 laid off drivers.

This is why governments let UBER get away with this S*IT
Would it be possible to keep on to the dole while doing Uber?
 

Tiktak

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Might be a good idea to do this here in Australia.That way we can get rid of the ants, who can't speak English, from the platform.Hopefully this will create more trips and surges.
Interesting part is that users always complained about cabbies not speaking English and they're too happy to put up with Uber drivers who have the same language barrier.
 

Instyle

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That's 33,000 who may be on the dole if UBER had to get rid of them.

Cheaper for a few PAX to complain about bad communication with an UBER driver than the Government forking out the dole for up to 33,000 laid off drivers.

This is why governments let UBER get away with this S*IT
There is likely 33,000 drivers collecting benefits on top of Uber income. It's the drivers responsibility to inform Centrelink of their income - Highly unlikely these drivers are completing a P&L statement every so often as agreed with Centrelink.

Same for families claiming FTB payments, drivers are to submit a profit and loss statement regularly so Centrelink can adjust your payments accordingly.

GST, Tax, Centrelink - 3 forms of debt potentially accruing.
 

χ²(1)

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Im very strongly against in australia

No centrelink free no job money for most drivers here would be forced to go home on plane to overseas due to no money if cant drive uber!! Disappointment family in india, pakistan etc due to come home no send money back
I'm very strongly against L5S in Australia

L5S takes centrelink money away from Australians.
L5S takes jobs away from Australians.
L5S makes Australian families poor.

L5S is bad for Australia. L5S go home! (or go to another country who is friends with India, Pakistan, etc....maybe Myanmar)

Alternatively, become an Australian citizen.
 

L5S

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Government lets me & my friends come v here so why not?? No money to be made back home in ne pakistan
 

Apollo

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I'm very strongly against L5S in Australia

L5S takes centrelink money away from Australians.
L5S takes jobs away from Australians.
L5S makes Australian families poor.

L5S is bad for Australia. L5S go home! (or go to another country who is friends with India, Pakistan, etc....maybe Myanmar)

Alternatively, become an Australian citizen.
You forgot to mention that L5S is a troll.
 

χ²(1)

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You forgot to mention that L5S is a troll.
Yeah I know that :wink: Even trolls who are Australian citizens, are held in higher regard in my books.

Does Uber put any limits for drivers on student visas, like max 20 hours online a week?
Uber doesn't check for evidence to work in Australia, because driving Uber isn't classified as "work" in the usual sense. Therefore the 20 hour work limit for student visas doesn't apply.
 
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