Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Uber Seeks More London Negotiations as It Appeals License Ban

Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Uber fanatics in London can breathe easy. A hearing is likely to take place on December 11, a spokesman at Britain's Judicial Office told Reuters.

Uber could continue to be hailed across London for another year after officially filing its appeal against Transport for London's decision to revoke its London license.

Last month Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's new CEO said to Londoners: "We will appeal the decision on behalf of millions of Londoners, but we do so with the knowledge that we must also change".

"I fully support TfL's decision - it would be wrong if TfL continued to licence Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoner's safety and security". "We are determined to make things right".

Today London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said Transport for London (TfL) will defend its decision not to renew Uber's license - with Uber's appeal process likely to last months (although it can continue to operate in London during this process).

Uber Technologies Inc. appealed a London regulator's decision to revoke the vehicle service's license as it seeks more settlement talks.

It also questioned the process through which drivers obtain their medical certificates and the practice of "greyballing", when the company uses a fake version of its app to fool regulators in cities in which it is banned. It has been attempting to overturn a judgment that drivers - about 40,000 of whom work for Uber in London - have rights to paid holiday and the minimum wage.

Mr Khosrowshahi took over at Uber in August after predecessor Travis Kalanick resigned following a series of scandals.

In addition, the ride-hailing firm launched an online petition that over got over 850,000 online signatures, before the Uber CEO and TfL boss Mike Brown met to discuss Uber's future.

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