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Unia accuses Uber fraud in the millions

The Union Unia , tightened the key to the travel service intermediary Uber . Their criticism has not focused so far on that Uber recognises its driver as employees, and instead, in the pseudo-independence forces. Now, the Unia holds the controversial US company, the drivers, since the market 2013 entry in Switzerland to have a million amount withheld.

As the novel Künzler, Unia-responsible for logistics & Transport, on Tuesday in front of media representatives, said, stay, Uber, every driver and every chauffeur in Germany 3500 to 5500 CHF per month. The strongest factor is the fact that Uber does not display set. This includes costs, mileage costs, expenditure for cleaning and maintenance of the car, or mobile phone. Künzler estimates the delivery set every other taxi operator pays out in the case of a full-time workload of accepted 45 hours on a monthly 2000 to 2500 francs.

and pay no living wages – but they are according to the labour law is a prerequisite for this, that you are allowed to pay Employees on a Commission basis, such as the travel service intermediary is doing. According to Künzler an Uber driver managed to get-in a full-time basis monthly income of 2500 to 4500 Swiss francs (after deduction of taxes in Uber). As a living wage in cities like Geneva or Zurich, the unionists deemed to 4500 Swiss francs. Measured apparent for the majority of the drivers a "wage gap" of 500 to 2000 francs.

Wake-up call to the authorities

it also takes into Account that Uber is not a vacation and public Holiday pay, no overtime for Sundays and night work, and no employer pays contributions for social insurance, the said sum of up to 5500 francs, the withholding of the US group of the Swiss driver month-to-month. "These amounts are before the labour court to five years retroactively enforceable," said Künzler.

"The drivers have been cheated of up to half a billion Swiss francs, since the Uber is active in Switzerland is." Novel Künzler, Unia-responsible for logistics & Transport

set on the basis of 1500 full-time jobs at Uber in Switzerland – from Künzlers point of view, a conservative estimate, it deprives the platform operator of its drivers a year from 63 to 99 million Swiss francs per year. "The means", the Unia representative, "the drivers have been cheated of up to half a billion Swiss francs, since the Uber is active in Switzerland is."

that is not enough: The social insurance need to Künzlers calculations annually, approximately 20 million Swiss francs to the leg swipe. This applies not only to Always be the employer's contributions, but also the duties of the driver. Because as long as the Latter would be forced to work in the black, pay no one of social security contributions, as Künzler said.

"We are convinced that without the work obligation can be no employment relationship."Uber-communication

in the face of these financial dimensions Unia-President Vania Alleva sees the authorities of the Confederation and the cantons in the duty. Particularly, the state Secretariat for economy, Alleva is required in terms of Uber, "because it is a nationwide Problem." However, the cantonal labour offices, in particular in Zurich, the Canton of Vaud as well as in the two Basel, where Uber operates – would have to be active: To them it was determine, that an operating is provided by the labour law. At the beginning of November, the Canton of Geneva had adopted a ban against Uber, because the company meets its legal obligations as an employer.

Uber insists in contrast, the view that the driver would work as a self-employed perform. "We are convinced that without the work obligation can be no employment relationship", it said in a yesterday common message. Uber do not make specifications about where, when , for how long and how often a driver action should be.

Created: 03.12.2019, 14:19 PM

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