Pattaya Grab Food drivers strike over wage cuts, long hours

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Grab Food delivery staff protest wage cuts and heavy workloads.
Grab Food delivery staff protest wage cuts and heavy workloads.

About 150 Grab Food drivers went on strike to protest wage cuts and heavy workloads.

The motorcyclists assembled Nov. 18 outside Big C South Pattaya. All the drivers signed off the food-delivery mobile app, leaving hungry Pattaya residents searching for other dining options.

Driver Sanor Engseng, 44, accused the Singapore-based firm of exploiting workers by making them work 12-hour shifts and cutting their wages recently and not providing insurance.

He said drivers are losing money and feel unsafe by having to drive long distances after dark to areas in Nongprue subdistrict. Such a delivery used to pay 55 baht, but Grab recently cut the fee to 30 baht.

He said drivers want to meet with Grab’s Thai management before going back to work.