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Uber drivers are employees ‘eligible for company social security contributions’

LONDON: ¬†Uber drivers are employees for which the company must pay social security contributions, a Swiss insurance agency has ruled, dealing a blow to the US ride-hailing platform that says drivers are freelance contractors. The California-based start-up whose cab service has expanded worldwide stands accused in many countries of bypassing national labour protection standards and shunning collective negotiation with drivers who work on freelance terms. Suva - which as a provider of Swiss obligatory on-the-job accident…