In yet one more occasion of gig employees launching strike in opposition to unannounced change in fee contract, a gaggle of about 150 door supply brokers of e-commerce platform Fraazo has began an indefinite strike in Noida on Monday.
The employees have sought an appointment with the representatives of Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday to lodge a criticism in opposition to the corporate.
The employees claimed that they’ve help of colleagues in different centres comparable to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Gurugram and a joint technique can be labored out after consultations with Central Trade Unions and the response of the Government to their criticism.
A supply workers of the Fraazo, Deepak advised The Hindu that they determined to strike as a protest in opposition to the unilateral resolution to scale back their wages. “We used to get ₹500 per day and ₹4 per kilometre as fuel allowance. The company has changed it on Saturday. Now our daily salary is ₹45 per order and the fuel allowance has been done away with. We have to travel 20-25 km to deliver some orders and without fuel allowance, it will not be cost effective,” Deepak mentioned.
Fraazo has 30 to 40 supply brokers at one unit in Noida. They used to get 150 to 200 orders per day in a single unit. “We used to get eight to 10 orders a day for each delivery agent. We work 10 to 13 hours a day,” Deepak mentioned.
The employees obtained the details about the change from a WhatsApp group during which they’re members. “They did not inform us properly about the change. In Noida and Ghaziabad, about 150 of the 200 workers are on strike” Deepak mentioned.
They firm refused to touch upon the strike name of employees.
The All India Gig Workers Union helps the employees in Fraazo to battle their administration. “We have a seen a pattern in gig/ platform apps wherein companies provide many sops and incentives to their workers in the beginning, and later, introduce drastic payout cuts once the company achieves a certain threshold of workforce. This is done by design — there is no consultation with the workers, it prevents them from earning living wages and forces them to work in precarious conditions. This is happening because of lack of labour protections for gig workers. In the case of the Fraazo workers’ protest, the All India Gig Workers Union has taken up the issue of the workers and will take up the matter with the District Magistrate and the Labour Commissioner, as well as pursue other legal actions against the company if they don’t honour the workers demands,” mentioned Rikta Krishnaswamy of the union.
Recently, drivers of Ola and Uber struck work demanding enhance within the wages. They held protest demonstrations in entrance of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrilwal’s residence demanding his intervention into the matter.