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Swiggy delivery executives go on strike in Hyderabad, lash out against company for ‘diverting’ orders to third-parties

Swiggy delivery executive strike in Hyderabad

Hundreds of delivery executives working with Swiggy in Hyderabad have been on a 48-hour strike since Tuesday, protesting a massive drop in income over the past few weeks. Executives have claimed that the food-delivery aggregator has changed the payment and incentive structure around a month ago, due to which they make only around Rs 15 per order, from around Rs 35 earlier. The strike has seen participation from hundreds of executives across the city. On Tuesday, they held demonstrations in front of major "high volume" restaurants. Their largest protest was held in front of the Madhapur police station, in whose jurisdiction Swiggy's Hyderabad office is located. The police intervened by calling representatives from Swggy for talks with the protesting executives. Madhapur DI Naveen Kumar said that the representatives took an undertaking from the executives with a list of their demands, and promised to relay it to company leadership in Bengaluru. They asked for two days to address the executives' concerns. This is, in fact, not the first strike or protest against Swiggy in the recent past. A month ago, when the new payment structure was announced, Swiggy executives held widespread protests in Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. What are the executives' problems and demands? Minimum pay per order lowered: Multiple delivery executives told MediaNama that their income had dropped by as much as 60% of what they used to make before the pandemic began. Around a month ago, they said, the base pay had been dropped from nearly Rs 35 to…

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