Mumbaikars, Expect A Delay In Your Swiggy Orders As Riders Are On An “Indefinite Strike”

by Shreya Rathod
Mumbaikars, Expect A Delay In Your Swiggy Orders As Riders Are On An “Indefinite Strike”

Most Mumbaikars depend on food deliveries from food aggregators. However, if you are ordering from Swiggy, then you might face a delay in delivery. Swiggy riders in Mumbai are on an “indefinite strike”. Here is why these riders or food delivery executives are protesting.

Swiggy Riders In Mumbai Are On An “Indefinite Strike”

According to reports on October 9, riders associated with the Bengaluru-based food delivery aggregator Swiggy have begun an “indefinite strike” in Mumbai in order to demand a greater wage and better working conditions. Social media users posted videos of Swiggy employees participating in bike rallies and holding placards to draw attention to their demands.

They began their strike on October 8 and it has since had an impact on Swiggy’s operations in the Mumbai area, according to the reports. Many internet users complained that they couldn’t use Instamart’s app to order meals or groceries from the retailer.

In some videos, the protesting motorcyclists can be heard requesting bigger compensation. A worker claimed in an interview with the local news outlet that after working for the company for about 8 years, they are facing a kind of demotion as their pay is shrinking. Another rider referred to the high cost of petrol and added that they have to cover 6 km for just 20. Where they used to make ₹100, they now only make ₹40, according to another Swiggy rider.

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No Statement From The Company

swiggy riders strike mumbai
Credits: Kiran Jagannath Pawaskar/ X

In reaction to the claims of a walkout by riders, the corporation had not yet released a statement. Notably, the compensation for each order that is dependent on the distance travelled, incentive money and surge pay make up the delivery executives’ earnings.

A similar strike was announced by Swiggy riders in Chennai months before the walkout by Swiggy employees in Mumbai. The desire for a bigger compensation per order was the main source of the news in May. Riders employed by the Zomato-owned Blinkit went on strike earlier this year in Delhi-NCR, alleging that the business had decreased their salary by altering the payout system.

Also Read: Swiggy Accused Of Allegedly Charging ₹3 Extra On Every Order; Company Says, “It’s A Technical Bug”

Food delivery executives in metro cities are calling for a strike regarding their working conditions and pay scale.

Cover Image Courtesy: Kiran Jagannath Pawaskar/ X

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