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Transport union wants Australian audit of Uber following London ban.

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Recommendation by Australian Transport Workers Union. Now Overdue

According to the Guardian, a taxi service should be assessed to ensure it is operating up to community standards, Transport Workers Union says.

Uber should be audited to ensure it is operating up to community standards, the Transport Workers Union secretary has said after the ride-hailing service was banned in London for not being “fit and proper”.

Transport for London (TfL) has deemed the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle hire licence and its current agreement will not be renewed when it expires on 30 September.

The decision has prompted TWU boss Tony Sheldon to write to state and federal transport ministers asking for a national audit of Uber, which is currently being investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The ombudsman is examining whether Uber drivers’ contracts breach federal workplace laws and the union also has concerns about the employment structure.

“We want Uber to continue operating in Australia, but only if it can meet community expectations about safety and fairness, both for drivers and consumers,” Sheldon said on Saturday.

“We are all for ride-sharing platforms, but they must not be built on poor safety, weak oversight and exploitation of drivers.”

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