December 7, 2022

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Uber offers new benefits to drivers

Despite being one of the most recognized mobility companies, Uber also garners controversies regarding its work policies.

Despite being one of the most recognized companies in the mobility industry, Uber also garners controversies regarding its work policies. Or, more specifically, the lack of benefits for its workers, but this reality may change.

On Wednesday (23), Uber and delivery apps DiDi and Rappi rolled out a plan for social security benefits aimed at their workers in Mexico. So, to know more, check it out below.

Uber offers new benefits to drivers

With the publication of the benefits proposal, it is the first time that these companies are proposing to grant rights before the government decides to regulate the sector. In a jointly signed statement, Uber and other brands said they are willing to offer benefits to professionals who work more than 40 hours a week.

Despite this, the companies have clarified that they will not classify the drivers as contractual employees. Also, to date, companies have disclosed little or no details about the nature of pension benefits provided.

According to Mexico’s Labor Minister Luisa Alcalde, officials are currently working on a bill (PL) that should be formalized by the end of the year. Its purpose is to bring application workers to the so-called “”economy Formal”. However, it is not yet clear whether the proposal will formalize the employees of Uber and other companies or seek other types of proposals.

Companies deny that workers are regularized

The main reason companies resist workers’ demands for regulation is that the change undermines their business models. However, the platform’s report recommends creating a mechanism for fair payment according to working hours.

According to Nicolás Sánchez, Uber’s head of public policy in Mexico, additional costs to the company are expected to be minimal, but Uber is “open to them.” However, the sector must be able to maintain its “flexibility”. So far, Mexico’s Ministry of Labor has not commented on the matter.

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