Delivery platform union launched “Introduce safe delivery system”

▲ On the morning of the 18th, the Federation of Trade Unions Service Federation delivery platform union held a press conference announcing the launch in front of the stairs of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul. Participants are expressing their demand for the introduction of a safe delivery system.

A delivery platform union for about 300,000 delivery platform workers will be launched. They urged the introduction of a ‘safe delivery system’ that limits the number of deliveries per hour and makes it mandatory to purchase paid insurance.

The Federation of Services (Chairman Gyu-hyuk Kang) held a press conference for the launch of the Delivery Platform Union in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 18th and said, “The food delivery market has recently grown to 20 trillion won and the number of employees has increased to more than 300,000.” “But still, the gaze on delivery workers is cold and the treatment of them is only poor,” he said.

In the Service Federation, there is a delivery platform branch of the service general union with 1,200 people organized by the People of Baedal and Coupang Eats riders. It is planned to organize the delivery platform branch into an organization directly under the control of the Federation. After signing the first collective agreement as a platform company in October 2020, Woowa Young, a subsidiary of the Woowa Brothers, a subsidiary of the Woowa Brothers, who runs the delivery ordering app Baedal Minjok with the labor union, recently finished wage negotiations. The union has formed a joint bargaining group with Rider Union and is conducting collective bargaining with Coupang Eats Service.

Chairman Kang Gyu-hyeok said, “(2020), we signed voluntary agreements with platform companies and signed a collective agreement with the people of delivery for the first time as delivery workers. is still the same,” he said.

The press conference participants urged the introduction of a ‘safe delivery system’. For the safety of delivery workers, he argued that the number of deliveries per hour should be limited and an appropriate delivery fee should be calculated and paid accordingly. At the same time, he said that delivery riders should be made compulsory to subscribe to paid liability insurance, and that safety education should be conducted regularly by setting up a threshold for employment conditions. They also demanded the early establishment of a motorcycle insurance mutual aid association based on the Living Logistics Service Industry Development Act (Lifetime Logistics Service Act).

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