A group of Grab and Foodpanda food delivery riders in Malaysia said they have gone on a 24-hour strike to protest low delivery fees, and called for better social security and protections, local media Malay Mail reported on Friday.

Dubbed “Food Delivery Blackout”, riders who attended a press conference said that the number of p-hailing and e-hailing drivers that went on strike on Friday is still unknown, but it is happening nationwide.

At the press conference, several riders said they have to bear payment to Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Social Security Organisation (Socso), as well as issues with claiming insurance whenever an accident occurs.

A delivery rider said at the press conference that he was unhappy about the rates they’ve been given.

“Previously, a few hours work from morning to afternoon could get me MYR100, now it’s tough to even get MYR40 for an entire day’s work,” a delivery rider who only wanted to be known as Boo reportedly said.

Other riders also claimed that they were not compensated fairly for deliveries, according to another report.

On Thursday, Grab E-hailing service provider Grab Malaysia clarified that there was no reduction in base fares for their delivery services, local media New Straits Times reported.

Grab reportedly said the recent concern raised by a delivery partner in July was due to “a glitch in Grab Malaysia’s system”, where the rider noted a discrepancy in his earnings.

“We have since rectified the issue, and have transferred the shortfall to all affected partners, and clarified the matter via our official communication channel to our partners on July 21. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused for our partners and would like to encourage our partners to reach out to us via our Facebook, or visit us at Grab Driver Centre & Kiosks (GDC) should they have any further queries,” the statement read, according to the media report.

On Thursday, Capital A’s airasia super app announced that they are offering its gig workers full-time employment with a minimum monthly wage of MYR3,000 as well as benefits that include EPF, Socso, and medical coverage.

Grab and Foodpanda have yet to respond to TechNode Global‘s query at press time.

Listed on NASDAQ last year, Singapore-headquartered Grab is one of Southeast Asia’s leading superapps, offering everyday services to over 670 million people across Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar. These services consist of deliveries (food, groceries, packages), ride-hailing services, financial services (lending, insurance, cashless payments and wealth management), enterprise, among others.

Foodpanda is an online food and grocery delivery platform owned by the German Delivery Hero. Foodpanda operates as the lead brand for Delivery Hero in Asia, with its headquarters in Singapore. It is currently the largest food and grocery delivery platform in Asia, outside of China, operating in 12 markets across Asia.

Airasia Super App offers gig riders in Malaysia full-time employment