A Grab delivery worker picks up a food order from an eatery in Hanoi, Vietnam. File photo: AFP
A Grab delivery worker picks up a food order from an eatery in Hanoi, Vietnam. File photo: AFP
Vietnam

Can a hot-weather fee help protect Asian gig workers languishing in sweltering heat?

  • Grab app rolled out a heatwave surcharge in Vietnam to help riders, who often work long hours and have limited access to medical care, deal with extreme weather
  • But critics say workers don’t benefit fully from the user fee and fear it could be used as a way to drive them to deliver under unsafe circumstances

A Grab delivery worker picks up a food order from an eatery in Hanoi, Vietnam. File photo: AFP
A Grab delivery worker picks up a food order from an eatery in Hanoi, Vietnam. File photo: AFP
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