Congratulations to GMB in victory over Uber December 20, 2018 moderator disputes, news conditions, Court victory, gmb, pay, Uber Bristol Trades Union Council (BTUC) congratulates GMB on achieving a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that established that Uber drivers are “workers” and not self-employed drivers. In congratulating the GMB TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the ruling should serve as a warning to other gig economy employers. “If you play fast and loose with workers’ rights, unions will expose you and hold you to account,” she added. BTUC says if you’re using an Uber taxi in Bristol this Christmas, New Year and beyond make sure the driver knows about the ruling and ask them to join the GMB if they’re not already a member. Unless explicitly stated otherwise any commercial advertisements appearing on this page aren’t endorsed or supported by Bristol Trades Union Council.