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Drivers and passengers give their verdict of the Uber ban


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An Uber driver today told how the decision to remove the Uber licence would leave him struggling to make ends meet.

Father-of-three Bangalie has been driving for the company for almost a year after finishing an Accounting and Finance degree at Greenwich University.

The 39-year-old, of Woolwich, south east London, said he could be signing up for job seekers allowance in less than two weeks if the taxi company are unsuccessful in their appeal.

Uber driver Bangalie said the decision could leave him unable to support his family

He said: ‘I finished university this year and I needed a job that was convenient for me, if I didn’t have this job I would be on benefits.

‘This job is great for me because I can choose when I want to work, I am only doing it while I look for a job in accounting.’

He added: ‘And it is so convenient for the passenger, when you jump in a black cab you do not know the driver and they could take you anywhere.’

‘My family are worried about the future of my job, even if I go on benefits I will not get the same amount of money.

‘I have bills and rent to pay and mouths to feed, if I cannot do that there is going to be a problem. I could be signing up for job seekers in less than two weeks time.’

He insisted the service was safe, adding: ‘When you get into an Uber you know the driver, you have arranged where they will pick you up and where you are going. If anything happens you can track the driver down.

‘My family are worried about the future of my job, even if I go on benefits I will not get the same amount of money.

‘I have bills and rent to pay and mouths to feed, if I cannot do that there is going to be a problem. I could be signing up for job seekers in less than two weeks time.’

 

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