Even before the pandemic, state media extolled the role delivery workers play in China’s economy. But many still lack important worker protections. Photo: AP
Even before the pandemic, state media extolled the role delivery workers play in China’s economy. But many still lack important worker protections. Photo: AP
E-commerce

Couriers in China protest late wages during an e-commerce boom resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic

  • The NGO China Labour Bulletin has recorded 25 worker protests over late wages at delivery companies in China this year
  • Competition has been driving down delivery fees even as the pandemic has made the work more demanding

Even before the pandemic, state media extolled the role delivery workers play in China’s economy. But many still lack important worker protections. Photo: AP
Even before the pandemic, state media extolled the role delivery workers play in China’s economy. But many still lack important worker protections. Photo: AP
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