New Uber CEO’s First Real Crisis
Here it comes…here comes the new Uber CEO’s first real crisis.
Ten UK Parliament members this week signed a letter urging Transport for London (the London regulator) strip Uber of its operating license on Sept. 30.
London is Uber’s largest non-domestic market.
Calling Uber an “unfit and improper operator” that does not do enough to protect London passenger safety, the group is specifically pointing to Uber’s failure to report alleged sexual assaults against passengers to police.
The Parliament members also stated that Uber drivers earn unacceptably low pay and Uber is avoiding paying its fair share of taxes by basing itself in the Netherlands.
It’s not just the Parliament folks, either.
The police supervisor pointedly stated Uber London had acted to protect its own “reputation” above the safety of passengers.
The mishandling of sexual assaults by drivers has plagued Uber for years and now forms the new CEO’s first real crisis.