Ele.me, Alibaba’s food delivery platform, signed a collective contract and three specific contracts during a meeting with 175 rider delegates on July 13. This development expands the platform’s welfare benefits, now covering approximately 3 million couriers, including those engaged in flexible employment. As per the contract, the basic delivery fee will be determined based on factors such as the local consumer price index, delivery distance, and route complexities, according to the state-owned outlet Workers’ Daily. The report also highlighted Ele.me’s plans to enhance safety by increasing the availability of smart helmets and establishing a “reasonable delivery time” for workers. [Workers’ Daily, in Chinese]