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22 Nov 2021

Candice Chau, Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Foodpanda workers end strike after deal on wages, working conditions

Scores of Foodpanda delivery workers in Hong Kong have ended their strike after reaching an agreement with the company on improving wages and working conditions after a total of 14 hours of negotiations. [...]

The two sides failed to reach agreement on Tuesday, and the second round was held after the Hong Kong office consulted the parent company in Germany.

Boxson Cheng, a worker representative, said on Thursday after agreement was announced that “while the solution was imperfect, it is acceptable,” and the agreement had improved many of the problems which “had stirred rancour for a long time.”

One example was the distance calculation. Cheng said Foodpanda would seek to change the calculation from one similar to linear distance to the actual distance of the delivery route. [...]

Foodpanda’s operations director Pedro Dias said after the meeting that the issues “stemmed from an initial miscommunication.” [...]