Instacart will provide ‘safety kits’ to Shoppers, but still no hazard pay

Instacart will provide 'safety kits' to Shoppers, but still no hazard pay

It’s been three days since Instacart gig workers went on strike to demand better pay, sick leave, and safety measures from the worker-powered grocery delivery company. Instacart has now answered some demands with more health and safety gear — but strikers say it’s still not enough.

On Thursday, Instacart announced that it would be providing the workers who fulfill grocery orders (called “Shoppers”) with “safety kits” that include hand sanitizer, cloth face masks, and a thermometer. Instacart previously announced Monday that it would make hand sanitizer — that it had sourced and manufactured in-house — available to order for Shoppers.  Read more…

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