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The 'Save Your Uber in London' petition has got over 634000 signatures

The 'Save Your Uber in London' petition has got over 634000 signatures”

"We haven't been asked to make any changes", he added.

Transport regulators in Britain's capital made the shock decision on Friday not to renew the app-based taxi service a licence to operate from September 30, on the grounds of "public safety and security".

For Uber's situation, Transport for London said it had inspected issues of how the organization managed genuine criminal offenses, how it led individual verifications on drivers and its legitimization for a product program called Greyball, which "could be utilized to piece administrative bodies from increasing full access to the application".

Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. As far as London is concerned, the company said it will appeal the decision.

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The petition read: "If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday backed his London mayor Sadiq Khan, telling Sky News that authorities had done the "right thing".

Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, wrote to staff confirming that the company would appeal against the ruling.

Uber [UBER.UL], which has 40,000 drivers working in the capital, also said it would contest the decision. He states that all companies operating in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards of work.

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"This program denies ride requests to users who are violating our terms of service - whether that's people aiming to physically harm drivers, competitors looking to disrupt our operations, or opponents who collude with officials on secret "stings" meant to entrap drivers", Uber said in a statement.

Uber said: "Almost all taxi and private hire drivers have been self-employed for decades before our app existed".

Mr McCluskey told Peston on Sunday he had never taken an Uber and added: "I'm one of these people that believes that Uber is part of this terrible, race-to-the-bottom, culture that has developed in this country". In Denmark, Uber had talked about guaranteed benefits like paid sick time - it may promise better conditions for drivers.

"They have a lot more scrutiny on them now", said Reed Galen, a political consultant who worked with Uber on a campaign in Austin.

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Uber, which is valued at about $70 billion and whose investors include Goldman Sachs, has faced protests around the world for shaking up long-established taxi markets.



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