Swiggy Delivery Partners On Indefinite Strike As Earnings Reduced By 57% In This City
After Chennai, it’s now Hyderabad, where Swiggy delivery partners have rebelled.
The delivery executives of Swiggy in Hyderabad have announced that they will be going on an indefinite strike from Tuesday.
Read on to find out all the details!
After Chennai, Swiggy Delivery Partners In Hyderabad Go On Strike Over Delivery Fee Cut
In August, we reported that Swiggy had slashed the wages of the delivery partners in Chennai. What was previously Rs. 35 per order, came down to as much as only Rs. 15. The delivery partners had also stopped working in Chennai.
It has been many days since the Swiggy delivery partners of Swiggy have been dissatisfied with the cut in their fees. It seems like Swiggy hasn’t taken note of the obvious discontent among its employees.
Instead, Swiggy went on to impose the same pay cut in Hyderabad as well and the employees have now threatened to go on strike.
They have organized a strike on Tuesday, i.e. today.
Shaik Salauddin, national general secretary, Indian Federation of App Based Transport Workers said that during the lockdown, Swiggy had slashed the delivery fees of the partners from Rs. 35 to Rs. 15. He said that the online food delivery platform collected Rs. 35 from the customers, but only Rs. 15 was paid to the delivery partners.
Swiggy Denies Claims – Says Delivery Partners Make More Than Rs. 75 Per Order
Additionally, Swiggy had also introduced batch orders, wherein the delivery partners had to deliver more than one order, but in the second delivery, they were paid only Rs. 10 per order.
Salauddin said that the delivery partners should be paid Rs.10 per km for 0-4km, Rs.15 for 4-8km, and above 8km, Rs 25 per km as the fuel prices have increased.
However, similar to the situation in Chennai, Swiggy has denied the claims of the delivery partners. Swiggy says that the delivery partners are making Rs. 15 per order and also said that most of the partners also make more than Rs. 45 per order and the highest performing partners make more than Rs 75 per order. Reportedly, the Rs. 15 is only one of the many components of the service fee.
Swiggy also said that when the partners made more than one delivery on the same trip they were offered appropriate compensation for the extra few kilometres or minutes.