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29 Nov 2022

Krishna P S, The New Indian Express

India: Swiggy delivery executives and company officials in stalemate over wages, incl. co. comment

"Delivery pangs: Swiggy strike hits hard", 29 November 2022

Swiggy strike’ has been in the news over the past two weeks. While the indefinite strike by delivery executives demanding higher remuneration rages on in Kochi, the restive truce in Thiruvananthapuram looks set to implode.


A Swiggy spokesperson emailed a statement that blamed violent incidents for the stalemate. “Swiggy attempts to ensure continued operations in Kerala, which not only brings convenience to users but also generates an earning opportunity for delivery executives....a three-month agreement was signed on the premise that there will be no acts of violence and intimidation during this period,” reads the statement. 

“Unfortunately, a few individuals have shown little regard for this agreement by consistently indulging in and instigating violence and disruption, coercively stopping and intimidating those who want to work...Despite this violence, Swiggy continues to uphold the conditions of the agreement and is working closely with authorities to ensure that our services in the impacted cities in Kerala are fully operational soon.”