Uber Class Action
Maurice Blackburn has filed a class action against Uber on behalf of participants in the taxi, hire car, limousine and charter vehicle industry. This class action was introduced in response to losses suffered by drivers, licence owners, and operators, when Uber entered the Australian market.
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3. You have stated that “Payments will be scaled according to size”. Please advise the formula for this model.
4. How will the spending of the grant be monitored? Will small BSPs have to forward receipts to substantiate their expense claim in their submitted survey?
5. We were of the understanding that this financial assistance package was a COVID-19 CPV INDUSTRY SUPPORT PACKAGE.
6. Representatives of the Department of Transport have stated that all CPVs are providing an essential service – that’s simply not true. Most Hire cars (upmarket luxury vehicles, limos etc.) are not operational. Wedding cars and stretch limos are not operational, as we cannot have weddings or large funerals, therefore there is no work. Yet by stating that all BSPs will receive some money from the Cleaning Grant implies that even these sectors of the CPV Industry will also receive at least $250, just for being a BSP, regardless of whether they worked/had vehicles transporting passengers during the past 6 months.
The very small operator is an independent operator, whereby they only operate one or two cars and don’t offload jobs, and are not required to be registered as a BSP. Department of Transport has stated that independent operators with 1 or 2 vehicles, will be eligible for this funding.
But, many small (3-10) and medium (10+) operators belong to a BSP for their booked work – therefore they also are not required to be registered as a BSP.
According to your implementation plan, these small and medium operators will not be receiving any portion of this funding to assist in what they have paid out over the past 6 months to help protect their drivers and passengers from COVID-19.
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