Food delivery platform Swiggy is laying off over 1,000 employees. Swiggy informed employees in an internal email from co-founder and CEO Sriharsha Majety. The email got later published in the company’s blog post. The announcement comes merely a few days after Zomato announced its plans to lay off 13 percent of its workforce.
“We unfortunately have to part ways with 1100 of our employees spanning across grades and functions in the cities and head office over the next few days. This is easily the hardest and longest deliberated decision the management team and I have been faced with over recent times.”, wrote Sriharsha Majety.
Swiggy will be providing impacted employees three months of financial support regardless of their notice period. On top of this, employees will be getting an extra month based on their years of experience with the firm. For instance, an employee who has spent 5 years with Swiggy will get 8 months of salary.
Apart from this, employees will be getting healthcare and wellness benefits. Below are the details, as mentioned in the blog post:
Healthcare and Wellness Benefits
- Medical Insurance cover for them and nominated family members till 31st December 2020. Additionally, we will also be providing insurance cover for their parents.
- Accident and Term insurance till 31st December 2020.
- A Wellness Assistance Programme to ensure the physical, emotional/mental and financial well-being of impacted employees and their families, providing unlimited tele/video consultation access to experienced doctors, counsellors and financial advisors till 31st December 2020.
Majety mentions the company has planned to either scale or shut down adjacent businesses that won’t be highly relevant for the next 18 months. This includes the company’s cloud kitchen business.
“The biggest impact here is on the cloud kitchens business, with many unknowns about volumes through the year. Since the onset of Covid, we have already begun the process of scaling down our kitchen facilities temporarily or permanently, depending on their outlook and profitability profile.”, he said.
मैंने 2 साल से ज्यादा स्विग्गी में काम किया बिना बताए स्विग्गी ने मुझे बाहर कर दिया मुझे कोई भी भत्ता नहीं दिया गया बाहर करने का निर्णय इन्हीं का था 1 महीने तक इन्होंने नहीं बताया कि मुझे बाहर क्यों किया गया ना ही किसी मैनेजर ने मेरा फोन उठाया और ना ही उनसे कोई कांटेक्ट हो सका 45 दिन काम छोड़ने के बाद मुझे फोन आया कि आपको दोबारा नौकरी पर रखा जाएगा मगर आप की पुरानी आईडी चालू नहीं होगी नई आईडी के साथ आपको भी ज्वाइन होना पड़ेगा स्विगी ने मेरे साथ बहुत गलत किया मेरी फैमिली में 6 सदस्य हैं 4 बच्चे और मैं और मेरी धर्मपत्नी swiggy ne a mujhe bahut der mein bataya मेरा भत्ता कब मिलेगा 103177
At least they provide some support. As I’ve read in COVID-19 chat in Utopia p2p that many people all over the world face the same situation and they receive no support at all and have to survive somehow. We have to be more respectful to each other now.