A Zalora courier makes a delivery in Kuala Lumpur. Couriers have to work fast lest a customer complains, and must put in long hours to pick up the bonuses that give them a living wage. Photo: Zahim Mohd

Fast fashion victims: the couriers working long hours against the clock for low pay to deliver online orders

  • In Malaysia, delivery men on ‘no work, no pay’ contracts and whose base salary may be barely above the minimum wage can’t afford medical care for work injuries
  • To have a living wage they need bonuses, earned by delivering 100 or more parcels a day, riding their motorbikes on roads that are among Asia’s most dangerous
Topic |   Fashion

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A Zalora courier makes a delivery in Kuala Lumpur. Couriers have to work fast lest a customer complains, and must put in long hours to pick up the bonuses that give them a living wage. Photo: Zahim Mohd
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