Foodpanda riders’ strike: a look behind the scenes of 2-day action and what it says of Hong Kong’s labour movement

Nov 25, 2021 | INVESTING

A November weekend showdown between delivery giant Foodpanda and a group of its Hong Kong couriers, one that placed the welfare of the city’s gig economy workers in an unfamiliar spotlight, was a decidedly grass-roots affair.Within two days of setting up a group on the Telegram messaging app, a chat that began with just a handful of friends had 1,300 members making their voices heard, according to Waqas Fida, the 27-year-old face of the strike.On November 13 and 14, 300 food couriers unhappy…

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