- After Chennai, Swiggy delivery partners are again on an indefinite strike in Hyderabad.
- Earlier in August, Swiggy delivery partners were on strike in Chennai due to changes in payout rates.
- Delivery partners claimed that during the lockdown, their minimum payout rate per order has reduced from Rs 35 to Rs 15.
Latest story: After Chennai, Online food aggregator Swiggy delivery partners are on strike in Hyderabad due to changes in payout rates.
Swiggy delivery partners claimed that during the COVID-19 lockdown, their minimum payout rate per order has reduced from Rs 35 to Rs 15.
On August 17, 2020, Swiggy delivery partners were on strike in Chennai claimed the same problem about the wage rate policy during the lockdown.
It’s hard to manage our daily living expenses with this wage rate policy. We already risking our lives in this coronavirus pandemic. We are demanding Swiggy to roll back the old wage and incentive policy said, one of the delivery partners.
Earlier in 2019, Zomato delivery partners were also on strike when the company cut their payout rate per delivery.
COVID-19 lockdown has punched the growth of online food delivery companies like Zomato, Ubereats, and Swiggy. After the lockdown over Food aggregators–Zomato and Swiggy are making changes into their policies to revive the growth of the company as it was before the lockdown.
During the lockdown, Swiggy has reduced minimum earning from earlier Rs. 35 to now Rs.15. Even though Rs.35 was collected as delivery charges from customers, a minimum of Rs.15 was being paid to delivery executives. said, Shaik Salauddin, national general secretary, Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers.
Salauddin demanded food aggregators that due to the increase in fuel prices, the executives be paid Rs.10 per km for 0-4 km, Rs.15 for 4-8 km, and above 8 km, Rs 25 per km.
Furthermore, Swiggy already said to their existing employees that they will be changing their company policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic effect on the company growth.
Swiggy has declined to the statement claimed by their delivery partners. Swiggy said that the estimation is being made by the partners and is inaccurate.
“We would like to assert that no delivery partner who actively delivers with Swiggy earns just Rs.15/-. Most delivery partners in Hyderabad makeover Rs.45/- per order, with the highest performing partners making over Rs.75/- per order.As a food and essentials delivery service, we recognize the role our delivery partners play in making Swiggy accessible to consumers. As soon as our partners raised concerns about the revised service fee structure, we’ve been engaging with them to assuage them.” Swiggy said in a statement.