Uber back in Dutch court over driver ruling

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Uber will appeal a Dutch court ruling that drivers are employees of the company and not independent contractors that make use of its platform.

An Amsterdam District Court earlier sided with labour union Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) and found that drivers for the company are employees and entitled to the rights that imply that they should be granted the same pay and benefits as other workers in the sector.

The court ruled that in some cases they were entitled to backpay.

This was the latest court victory for unions fighting for the rights of workers after a similar decision in Britain in March.