Uber says it’s another company ‘- News

“Uber is now a different company,” the driving platform said in a response to a study by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The Socialist Transport Union, meanwhile, is not convinced.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will publish UberFiles on Sunday, a new major investigation based on a data breach. In Belgium, Knack, De Tijd and Le Soir collaborated on UberFiles and reported on it. Research shows, among other things, that when it came to our country in 2014, Uber used all sorts of techniques to escape controls as much as possible and to thwart state investigations. Uber seemed to stop for nothing: from deploying private detectives against competitors in Brussels, infiltrating mystery shoppers working for the government, to sabotaging a lawsuit.

“We do not make excuses for past behavior that clearly do not match our current values,” but “Uber is a different company now.” It says the US riding platform in a response to the revelations.

Uber points out in a statement that much has already been said and written about the ‘mistakes from before 2017’. “Thousands of articles have been published about it, several books have been written, and there was even a TV series,” it reads. Travis Kalanick was also replaced as CEO in 2017 after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder internally investigated the company over complaints of sexism and harassment in the workplace.

New CEO

The new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, “will be tasked with changing all aspects of how Uber works,” it said. And that, according to the company, has happened. “When we say Uber is a different company today, we mean it literally: 90 percent of current employees came to the company after Dara became CEO.”

So Uber says it does not make excuses for past mistakes, but encourages people to “assess us on what we’ve done over the last five years and what we will do in the future.”

BTB union not convinced

“Uber faces a critical challenge: either continue its illegal and unethical practices or act as a responsible employer,” the socialist transport union BTB said in a statement.

According to BTB chairman Frank Moreels, Uber can prove that it is now a different company by giving drivers employee status. ‘Let’s face it. Drivers working for Uber are actually fake self-employed. They must buy or lease their car themselves (and it must meet the conditions set by Uber). They have to insure themselves against illness, accident, civil liability … But they get their orders from Uber ‘, says Moreels. The union says it will ‘continue to fight for the preservation, survival of the mainstream taxi sector and paid taxi drivers and the creation of fair rules of the game’.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will publish UberFiles on Sunday, a new major investigation based on a data breach. In Belgium, Knack, De Tijd and Le Soir collaborated on UberFiles and reported on it. Research shows, among other things, that when it came to our country in 2014, Uber used all sorts of techniques to escape controls as much as possible and to thwart state investigations. Uber seemed to stop for nothing: from deploying private detectives against competitors in Brussels, infiltrating mystery shoppers working for the government, to sabotaging a lawsuit. “We do not make excuses for past behavior that clearly do not match our current values,” but “Uber is a different company now.” This is what the American rides platform says in a response to the revelations. Uber points out in a statement that much has already been said and written about ‘the mistakes from before 2017’. “Thousands of articles have been published about it, several books have been written, and there was even a TV series,” it reads. Also in 2017, Travis Kalanick was replaced as CEO after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder internally investigated the company over complaints of sexism and harassment in the workplace. Uber’s operations, “it reads. And according to the company, it has happened.” When we say that Uber is a different company today, we mean it literally: 90 percent of the current employees came to the company after Dara became CEO “So Uber says it does not make excuses for past mistakes, but it does encourage people to ‘judge ourselves based on what we’ve done in the last five years and what we will do in the future.'” faces a critical challenge: either continue its illegal and unethical practices or act as a responsible employer, “the socialist transport union BTB said in a statement. According to BTB chairman Frank Moreels, Uber can prove that it is now another company by give drivers the status of employees. ‘Let’s face it. Drivers working for Uber are actually fake self-employed. They have to buy or lease their car themselves (and it has to meet the conditions set by Uber). They have to insure themselves against disease, uly no, civil liability … But they get their orders from Uber ‘, says Moreels. The union says it will ‘continue to fight for the preservation, survival of the mainstream taxi sector and paid taxi drivers and the creation of fair rules of the game’.

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