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Nigeria: Nigerian e-Hailing Drivers to Institute Class Action Suit Against Uber and Bolt

" ‘We want Workers Status’ -Nigerian e-Hailing Drivers to Institute Class Action Suite Against Uber and Bolt", 20 March 2021

Taxi-hailing drivers under the aegis of the National Union of Professional App-based Workers (NUPA-BW) have revealed that they are working on a class-action lawsuit against Uber and Bolt.

The new development follows Uber’s recent classification of its drivers in the UK as workers.

...they seek compensation for unpaid overtime and holiday pay, pensions, social security as well as unionized recognition.

... Seeing the development in Europe, [...]the union is planning to leverage opportunities from UK and South Africa to start its own class action against Uber and Bolt operations in Nigeria.

...This is however not the first time Uber Drivers in Nigeria will file a class action suit against the company asking for employee benefits. In 2017, two drivers representing other drivers on the platform started a class action suit asking Uber to provide its drivers with health insurance and pension benefits.