Drivers fuming over Grab's coronavirus aid package linked to incentives

For its share of the financial assistance as part of the aid package, Grab has pegged amounts payable to the various incentive tiers the company has in place for its drivers.
For its share of the financial assistance as part of the aid package, Grab has pegged amounts payable to the various incentive tiers the company has in place for its drivers.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Grab drivers are up in arms over a perceived move by the ride-hailing firm to peg a coronavirus aid package to an incentive plan to spur drivers to work harder, but which potentially leaves drivers worse off.

The $77 million aid package for the point-to-point transport industry was announced last week, with the Government giving $45 million and taxi and private-hire companies paying for the rest. The aid is to be paid out over three months from March.

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