Uber To Pay $272 Million Compensation For Australian Taxi Drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $271.8 million to Australian taxi operators in a world-first class action settlement, following a five-year legal battle.

The settlement compensates over eight thousand taxi drivers and owners who suffered financial loses due to Uber’s establishment in the Australian market.

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“We are extremely proud to have succeeded today in holding Uber to account,” Maurice Blackburn principal lawyer Michael Donelly said.

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“In securing a $271.8 million sum that will finally put real money back into the accounts of people who have been devastated.”

Since 2018, Uber has made significant contributions to state-level compensation schemes for taxi operators, and Donelly said today’s settlement puts these issues in the past.

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