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India: Swiggy protesting delivery executives forced to resign

Author: Neethu Joseph, The News Minute, India, Published on: 10 June 2019

Swiggy delivery partners in Kochi say they’re being forced to resign for protesting”,02 June, 2019

Days after a section of Swiggy’s delivery partners in Kochi protested against the online food delivery platform, the delivery partners have alleged that some of them are being forced to resign from service.

The delivery partners have accused Swiggy of withholding weekly payments of those who initiated last week’s protest unless they submit their resignation. They were protesting against the new payment scale that Swiggy had allegedly put into place without prior intimation. Under the new regime, delivery executives said that their earnings had dropped drastically.

…About 200 delivery partners of Swiggy are at striking in protest against various issues like change in pay scale, cutting down waiting charge, and new criteria for monthly and weekly incentives.

Sources with Swiggy confirmed…that some of the delivery partners were suspended from service.The protestors…are going to intensify the strike…[and] have filed complaint with the Labour Commission office. A meeting with Swiggy officials…has been scheduled for later next week…

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