The Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected an appeal brought by Uber challenging an earlier decision that granted the company's drivers worker rights.

Judge Eady QC confirmed today that Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) members Yaseen Aslam - from High Wycombe - and James Farrar were "limb" workers at the time they were working for Uber and were therefore entitled to the minimum wage and holiday pay, among other rights.

Mr Aslam said: "I have been campaigning against Uber since 2014 and although I always knew I was on the right side, it has always been a struggle that has brought enormous pressure on us.

"I am glad that the judge today confirmed what I and thousands of drivers have known all along - that Uber is not only exploiting drivers, but also acting unlawfully.

"We will carry on fighting until this exploitation stops and workers' rights are respected.”

IWGB General Secretary Dr Jason Moyer-Lee added: “Today's victory is further proof, as if any more was needed, that the law is clear and these companies are simply choosing to deprive workers of their rights.

"These companies are making a mockery of supposed employment rights. The government needs to properly enforce the law and they need to do it now."