Towards legislation, they present a study on workers on platforms

To guide an adequate legislation related to the workers on platforms, it is important to know what their income is, the risks and the social security in which they currently work and whose activity was detonated with the pandemic, said Graciela Bensunsán, labor specialist of the UAM-Xochimilco.

In this sense, he presented part of the study’s findings, which highlights that the majority of current workers entered during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The city halls where the most distributors live are Iztapalapa, Alvaro Obregon e Iztacalco, 3 out of 10 delivery men have someone under their charge economically, only 19% of delivery men currently work and study at the same time, most have a high level of education (26% have completed high school).

Bensunsán explained that only 19% carry out another activity in addition to delivery work; Therefore, 30% have access to social security for activities other than distribution; and regarding the platforms that have more partners are Ubereats with 40%, subsequently Rappi with 32%, Didi with 15%, Without apron with 9% and others with 4 percent.

The working day for those who do independent work in this modality is from Monday to Sunday is 9.18 hours; with an average of daily deliveries from Monday to Sunday is 11.5 daily deliveries.

It is worth noting that the workers expressed that what they like most about being a delivery person is flexibility, income, free time and being their own bosses; On the contrary, what they like the least is the danger of accidents, not having social security, lack of labor guarantees, lack of transparency in the allocation of orders and income.

The average income they receive is 2,242 pesos; 20% of these income are from tips; 93% of the delivery men work alone and the main type of merchandise that is delivered is prepared food with 95 percent.

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