Meals supply platforms ought to present motorbikes to the drivers, and arrange a mechanism for automobile restore and upkeep as a way to guarantee the security of the workers, member of the Transport Advisory Committee (TAC), Lei Chong Sum, indicated in a TDM Radio discussion board as we speak (Wednesday).
Lei confused that many meals supply drivers don’t restore their motorbikes as a way to scale back bills, even beneath unsafe situations the place the tires lack friction or the brake system is defective.
Additionally, the TAC member identified that many voters have joined the meals supply business due to the financial downturn confronted within the SAR, and this has elevated the danger as many newbies are usually not aware of the visitors situations.
On April 28, an accident in Rotunda do Istmo in Cotai claimed the life of 1 meals supply driver after he collided with a tour bus and succumbed to his accidents.
The motive force in query was stated to have turn out to be unemployed after his former employer, a neighborhood playing junket, opted to stop operations, with the motive force having began his place simply two months earlier than the accident.
Within the TDM radio program as we speak, the consultant of TAC expressed his hope for the meals supply platforms to supply protected driving programs and see the drivers of the doable risks.
In the meantime, Secretary-Normal of Affiliation Choi In Tong Sam, Gao An Fong, indicated that for the long-term improvement of the meals supply business, drivers ought to work beneath contract with the platforms as a substitute of beneath self-employment preparations.
Gao stated that authorities ought to situation extra directions to make sure that the drivers can get pleasure from applicable safety and advantages, and inform the workers of their authorized rights.
Additionally, the working hours of drivers must be restricted, as a way to keep away from excessive additional time working, the Secretary-Normal said.
In the meantime, Gao indicated that the meals supply platforms ought to optimize their backend system to raised calculate the supply time in accordance with the visitors situations, and set up positioning units and driving recorders on the drivers’ automobiles.