After the government announced a point-to-point support (PPSP) package for taxi and private drivers during the COVID 19 outbreak last week, Grab announced today (February 21) that it will undertake over S $ 17 million to secure the income and well-being of its driver partners.
This includes three initiatives:
- Weekly coverage of up to S $ 85 / week to supplement the fare earnings of grave driver partners
- Free driver care insurance with a lump-sum payment of S $ 500 to S $ 1,000 if the coronavirus is diagnosed
- Additional income support including One-time payments, waiver of vehicle rentals and entitlement to extended medical vacation for driver partners who are hospitalized, quarantined or on leave
Grab has launched its weekly coverage as part of the PPSP Special Aid Fund, in which the government will provide eligible drivers with S $ 10 per vehicle per day from March 2 through May 30, 2020.
Grab & # 39; s Weekly Cover offers driver partners up to S $ 85 per week in addition to the government contribution over the same period.
In order to qualify, driver partners must have completed at least 200 digging trips per month between October 2019 and December 2019.
On the Grab website, the company also states that driver partners under the Emerald and Ruby levels receive $ 45 per week, while those at the Sapphire and Diamond levels receive $ 85 per week.
Driver partners who qualify for the higher payouts of S $ 85 per week essentially receive a total of S $ 155 per week, or "approximately S $ 2,000 for the entire period".
Payouts will start weekly from March 9, 2020.
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Grab driver partners not only have to meet the initial eligibility criteria, but also have to meet a number of conditions to continue receiving weekly payouts.
You must have an acceptance rate of at least 90 percent, a cancellation rate of 10 percent or less and a driver rating of at least 4.5 stars and earn at least 80 GEMS per week.
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Andrew Chan, Transport Manager at Grab Singapore, said: "The newly introduced Weekly Cover is intended to offer our driver partners more security of earnings."
“We hope that the new program offers our active driver partners more stability and safety. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further support if necessary. "
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