McDonald's delivery workers and unionists protested against the fast-food giant yesterday, seeking direct employment contracts and workplace injury compensation. More than 20 delivery workers and members of the Catering and Hotels Industries Employees General Union marched to the headquarters of McDonald's Hong Kong in Quarry Bay around 10am and staged a four-hour sit-in to pressure the company to accept their demands. They were also seeking a meeting with Commissioner for Labour Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching and Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Friday. McDonald's outsourced its 24-hour delivery service to contractor Rixon Logistics in July last year. The chain's 500 deliverers were asked to sign 'self-employment' contracts with Rixon, which did not provide paid leave, medical insurance, sick pay or injury compensation. Their situation came to light after a dozen workers filed complaints with their union after failing to get compensation after suffering injuries in traffic accidents. In February, Kwok Chi-lung, 32, died after his motorcycle and a taxi collided in Tsim Sha Tsui. Kwok's family had not received a penny. Another delivery worker, 25, was critically injured when he crashed his motorcycle on Saturday, and remains in Tseung Kwan O Hospital. On Tuesday, McDonald's said Rixon would directly employ all delivery workers from September, and provide full benefits. Rixon also promised to offer injury payouts. Despite the offer, the workers were still not happy and went ahead with their protest yesterday, insisting that McDonald's directly employ them and demanded a detailed compensation plan as soon as possible. A spokeswoman for McDonald's Hong Kong said Rixon was discussing injury compensation with its insurance firm which was processing the cases. Meetings would be held.