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Swiggy delivery staff on strike for more wages

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Sep 15, 2020, 12:10 pm IST
Updated Sep 15, 2020, 3:42 pm IST
Workers say their minimum earnings have been pared down from Rs 35 to Rs 15
Swiggy has denied the allegations levelled by delivery 'partners'. (P Surendra Photo)
 Swiggy has denied the allegations levelled by delivery 'partners'. (P Surendra Photo)

Hyderabad: Three thousand Swiggy delivery executives in Hyderabad are to go on indefinite strike from Monday onwards as there is a reduction in their minimum earnings.

The five major areas from the city where the highest orders are processed are Gachibowli, Hi-Tec City, Malkajgiri, Uppal and Boduppal.

 

The Indian Federation of App-based Transport workers (IFAT) claims that during the lockdown, Swiggy reduced minimum earnings from Rs 35 to Rs 15. More than 40 per cent of the orders are less than four kilometers and Swiggy charges Rs 35 from customers but the delivery executives are paid only Rs 15.

The introduction of batch orders means that in a single trip delivery, an executive delivers more than one order and for the second order, the executive is getting only Rs 10, they complain. 

In a statement, Swiggy refuted both these complaints stating that delivery partners are paid Rs 45 and in those who perform very well are given Rs 75. There are incentives paid for batch orders and the complaint that only Rs 10 is paid is untrue.

 

IFAT has asked them to show proof that they pay the amount that they have claimed on their social media handle.

There are also complains that during lunch and dinner time, the waiting time in restaurants increases by 20 to 30 minutes but Swiggy is not paying them for this waiting time. 

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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