E-hailing drivers sue Grab, Transport Ministry over workers' rights

Published on 15 Nov 2019 7:14:07 PM

An e-hailing drivers' group has issued a letter of demand to the Transport Ministry and e-hailing operator Grab, claiming they lack workers' rights.

Campaign to Protect the Rights of E-hailing Drivers in Malaysia spokesperson Ng Kian Nam said they had several demands including for the government to recognise the rights of e-hailing drivers under the Employment Act; for the government to prohibit unfair dismissal of their drivers by e-hailing operators in the country; and for the government to prohibit any discrimination in terms of employing under-privileged people, such as persons with disabilities and senior citizens.