Uber Canada has added new guidelines for its drivers in an effort to prevent drivers from paying more than their union contract demands.
Uber Canada released new guidelines on Tuesday outlining how drivers are to be paid for their work.
Drivers are now required to pay for the cost of their own transportation, gas and tolls, as well as any expenses that they incur on their own, such as fuel.
The rules also state that if the driver is required to drive for Uber, the driver must reimburse the company for any cost that is incurred on their behalf.
The changes will come into effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Uber Canada has a contract with the Taxi Drivers’ Federation of Canada, or TDCF, that expired on Sept. 30.
The union, which represents about 1.2 million taxi drivers in Canada, wants to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and the rate of compensation to $20 an hour.
The new guidelines will allow drivers to negotiate a deal that includes an increase to the minimum pay and other benefits.
Drivers say they’re not going to negotiate in good faith with the union if their pay is less than $15 and that it will negatively impact their ability to earn more money as they pursue their careers.
“They want to make a quick buck, but at the end of the day, we’re just going to sit there and accept it,” said taxi driver Bill Smith, who lives in Vaughan, Ont.
“We’re not getting the respect that we deserve.
They’re going to be putting us in a position where we’re going into bankruptcy, but I think we’re better off just keeping the peace and waiting for them to fix their mistake.”
Uber Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Smith, who was previously a TDCU member, has worked for Uber for a year.
He said he has made more than $100,000 in the last two years and is not expecting any more.
“The only reason they’re paying us this much is because we’re in the best of circumstances,” Smith said.
“So if I’m not getting that much, why are they paying me this much?”
The new rules are a direct violation of my contract.
They have to pay me for the time that I’ve spent driving, and then pay for anything else I have to do to get there.
“Uber has been in dispute with the TDCM since the beginning of September, when it accused the union of taking too long to deliver the new guidelines.
TDCMB general secretary, Bob Dyer, has accused Uber of violating the terms of the TAC agreement and the TEC.
On Oct. 3, Uber suspended drivers in Toronto and Toronto-Dominion region, citing a lack of resources.
Meanwhile, TDCAMM president, Peter Hulsey, has said the TFC and TDC are working together to resolve the dispute.
Hulys statement was released by the union on Oct. 12.
Hulys response, as released by Uber on Oct 24, said that he and the union have been in negotiations for some time and that they have met with TFC president Peter Hulsie and the CEO of Uber.
According to the TBC, the two sides have agreed to the following changes: Uber will provide drivers with a contract that reflects the TCLC’s priorities.
Uber will pay drivers based on the number of trips the driver completes and the amount of revenue the driver makes.
Uber drivers will not be required to travel with their vehicles on the same routes.
Uber vehicles will be inspected and checked in by TDCMP inspectors every two weeks and will receive a full inspection before being allowed to operate.
Uber is required by law to maintain a minimum distance of 1,000 metres between its vehicle and a vehicle in the same route and to wear a special hazard-detection device on all of its vehicles.
Drivers will be required not to refuse to drive with their own vehicles on their route.
Drivers should be given a list of their route, which will include the nearest service to pick them up, and a warning on the back of their vehicle if the service they are seeking does not appear on the list.
The TDC will also be given information on where to pick up drivers on the road to ensure that they will not drive away from their scheduled stops.
Uber’s policy is that it does not offer a list for drivers to check, but if it does provide this information, drivers will have to check it against the list that they receive from the TLC and the drivers will be given the option to either decline the service or refuse to pick it up.
The Uber service will not allow drivers in the GTA to drive from their homes and will not permit them to pick a route that would require them to take a route with another vehicle.
Uber has also been asked to provide a list to TFC of the locations of the