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Uber drivers must be treated as workers not self-employed contractors, Supreme Court rules

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The Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers must be treated as workers, and not self-employed contractors - in a ruling which could have major implications for the gig economy. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

Thousands of drivers could now be entitled to compensation, with access to the minimum wage and holiday pay.

Union leaders called it a victory for "common decency", while Uber insisted the judgment only applied to a small number of drivers, and it had since made significant changes to its business model.
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