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London's Uber saga a factor on company coming to Christchurch

London's Uber saga a factor on company coming to Christchurch”

The new CEO of Uber offered contrition for past mistakes on Monday, just days after London's transport authority said it would scrap the company's operating license. London police investigated 32 Uber drivers for rape or sexual assault of a passenger between May 2015 and May 2016, according to Freedom of Information Act data obtained by the Sun.

"Obviously I am pleased that [Khosrowshahi] has acknowledged the issues that Uber faces in London", Khan said. The company has 21 days to appeal the decision, and is allowed to continue working and driving throughout the process.

Mr Khosrowshahi admits in the letter that "we have got things wrong along the way".

Khosrowshahi did not define which mistakes Uber had made in London.

While Uber London Limited can appeal the decision, if the ban goes ahead it will be one of the biggest blows to date for the global technology company, which in spite of its enormous success has stood accused in recent years of poor work culture and ethics.

"TfL isn't anti-private hire vehicle operators", Khan said September 22, according to the radio show called Leading Britain's Conversation.

It remains to be seen which strategy will work best, and Uber also runs the risk of antagonizing London officials by sending the mixed messages. He said: "All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect - particularly when it comes to the safety of customers".

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London's traditional "black cab" drivers have long campaigned against the service, and welcomed Friday's decision.

The initial background checks were carried out by a third party but TfL deemed them inadequate following a review.

Uber has struggled with a series of scandals this year, ranging from accusations of sexism to suggestions that it used software to hide information from regulators.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has invited the CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, to meet after he issued a public apology following its ban in London, which is set to come into force from the end of the month.

TfL forced 13,000 drivers, many of whom work for Uber, into compulsory, enhanced criminal checks this month as a "precautionary measure".

TfL questioned also 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 where it is banned. In it, the company accused Transport for London of wanting to "restrict consumer choice" and making a decision that would affect the lives of hardworking drivers.

It cited instances in which Uber failed to report serious criminal offences as well as its penchant to deceive regulators in its decision to not renew its license when it expires on September 30.



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