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28 Jul 2022

Karl Azzopardi & Nicole Meilak, MaltaToday

Malta: Bolt Food couriers strike over working conditions & pay after worker physically attacked while picking up order

"Bolt Food couriers to strike on Friday over poor working conditions", 28 July 2022

Bolt Food couriers will be striking on Friday over issues with their working conditions.

The couriers banded together after a food courier was beaten up in Zabbar while picking up an order from a pizzeria.

Soon after the incident, the couriers decided to take action and hold a strike in demand for better pay, especially given their poor working conditions.

Some 260 couriers are expected to take part in the strike on Friday, with some planning to continue the strike into the weekend.

Depending on the reaction of the company to the strike, some workers are willing to continue the strike over the coming weekends when demand is highest.

The strike was confirmed by a Bolt spokesperson, who said the company has kept regular contact with the couriers while “informing them of our new steps.”

“We are working towards optimizing the pricing that should have a positive impact on courier earnings within the next few days,” the spokesperson said. “Our goal is to provide high quality service to our customers and best earning opportunities to our couriers.”