Chinese food delivery giant Meituan Dianping faces pushback as its delivery fleet staged a series of strikes in several major cities across the country this past week in protest of recently lowered wages.

A picture featuring a row of scooters bearing signs reading “Stop taking orders” parked on a university campus in Jinan, the capital of eastern Shandong province, was posted Sunday by Weibo user, Zhenhua Youshiceping. At least two other strikes by delivery fleets contracted to Meituan have taken place since last week – one in Linyi, a city in the southern part of Shandong province, and another in Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in southern Guangdong province, according to CLB’s Strike Map.

The conflict has become physical at times, according to local media, with confrontations breaking out between striking workers and merchants who continue to use the platform as well as striking workers sabotaging deliveries for peers that continue to take orders from the platform.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.