Coupang, which has been hit by numerous complaints about poor working conditions and possible work-related deaths, is introducing a program that will allow deliverymen to take a month of paid leave.
Hanjin Transportation and Lotte Global Logistics raised parcel delivery fees by up to 2,000 won ($1.80) for retail clients last month.
Working conditions for deliverymen are set to improve, and a strike has been avoided, after an agreement was reached Thursday by a broad group of stakeholders which included the workers and the logistics companies.
A flurry of delivery-worker deaths reported earlier this year generated a great deal of interest and resulted in a rare consensus,
Logistics companies and their contractors have been fined for safety violations by the Ministry of Employment and Labor.
CJ Logistics converted four of its diesel delivery trucks to electric vehicles (EVs) and opened two EV charging stations as part of its push to go green.
Hanjin Transportation on Monday announced plans to ease delivery workloads following a series of deaths that could be related to stress.
CJ Logistics apologized on Thursday over the recent deaths of delivery workers.
On Oct. 12, a 36-year-old Hanjin Transportation delivery worker was found dead in his home. This came four days after a CJ Logistics delivery worker died after experiencing respiratory difficulty while he was working in a distribution center.