SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A delivery worker employed by South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. has claimed that he was penalized for releasing videos of a poor working environment to the public.
Cheon Min-ho, who has been working for the company for almost a year, appeared on an MBC radio talk show on Thursday to make such claims.
Earlier, Cheon posted videos of Coupang’s unfair assessments of its delivery workers, conversations on the company’s mobile messenger for business, and poor quality in terms of managing deliveries on YouTube.
“I had been working for three months at Coupang when my colleagues began to quit. I felt something was wrong,” Cheon said.
Cheon claimed that the company has withheld the exact data used to calculate incentive bonuses for deliveries. According to him, the delivery workers would never find out the reason for a wage freeze or even cuts despite surges in the delivery load.
Cheon was placed on a two-month unattached list for illegal videotaping and violating security restrictions, before the punishment was replaced by a seven-day suspension.
Cheon claims that more than 10,000 delivery workers left Coupang in 2020.
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