On Friday when I signed on to drive, I had to sign a new agreement before commencing. In the agreement it seems that Uber have reduced our portion of the ride by 2.5%, from 75% to 67.5% as from 1st August 2017. If you don't click to accept the agreement then you cant drive. It is unfair not to give us an option. I joined after April 24, 2016. I have been driving for a year and steadily my income has been whittled away by several factors, one of theses factors is that there are now too many drivers and not enough rides, and now a pay cut. This is the only industry in Australia where "Independent Contractors". Have absolutely no control on what they charge their customers. We also pay GST to Uber and we cant claim it back from the ATO. If GST is charged to the customer then Uber should pay us the 10% before they take their cut. Currently they are taking a portion of our GST. Early last year I wrote to the ATO asking them about this GST situation with Uber and their take on it was simple. "You signed the contract, so its your problem." I guess they are right, but what gets to me, is that we are powerless to do anything about the new contracts that keep popping up. In which industry in Australia are employees (sic) "contractors" contracts changed willy nilly. If you read your contract you will see that it is open ended, and the contract can be changed at any time. This is as good as not having a contract at all. Surely this is illegal. I believe that we should take action to set things right. All our contracts should be written using guidelines set out by the fair works ombudsman before we are asked to sign them. If you were working for any other company as an independent contractor, and at the start of your agreement both you and the company signed an agreement stating that you would work under specific conditions and that you would be paid a specific amount. If that company were to change that agreement at any time after the signing, with a threat that you would no longer do any more work for them unless you signed a new contract that would change the conditions and or reduce the amount of money you receive. If this had to happen, then I am sure that the fair work ombudsman would take action against the company. So what about Uber. Are there different rules for them. Uber is a money company and as you all know, money can bend governments. What do we do? Just take it on the chin, or do we do something about it?