Court judgement on employment status (Uber)

In September 2021, the Amsterdam District Court ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not freelancers. Therefore, Uber drivers are covered by the collective labour agreement for taxi transport (CAO Taxivervoer). The workers were represented and supported by FNV. 

Uber has been appealing the judgment. 

Further information: 

Netherlands: Amsterdam District Court Classifies Uber Drivers as Employees | Library of Congress ( 


  • Court ruling, Initiative
  • Arbitration
  • Netherlands
  • Employee organisation, Platform, Worker
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Uber
  • arbitration, employment status
  • Dutch
  • 2021
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