Zomato announce to pay delivery partners more because of the high fuel prices.
Zomato Said :
The revised pay structure would include an additional component of distance pay that would be pegged to adapt changes in fuel prices.
This comes just days after its several delivery partners went on strikes in various parts of the country, allegedly over inadequate income, saying that fuel prices were wiping out their earnings.
Zomato Said :
It will be adjusted on the basis of changes in fuel prices to compensate delivery partners for the cost they take on to carry out food deliveries.
Zomato confirmed that the additional component of distance pay will be directly proportional to the increase in fuel prices.
It had identified the impact of fuel price increase in case of long-distance orders and introduced long-distance return pay.
This will either enable delivery partners making long-distance deliveries to either receive another order within 15 minutes that would bring them back closer to their base areas of working or they will instead receive an additional payout for travelling the extra distance they take while returning back from a long-distance deliver to their base-working localities to get another order assigned.
The new inclusions combined will increase the earnings of delivery partners by seven to eight percent.
“We have already implemented the new structure in about 40 cities and will be rolling it out in other cities in the coming week,”.
“focus to understand and solve proactively for concerns raised” through a weekly survey that they conduct with its delivery partners.
The revision in the way Zomato calculates payment for deliveries based on distance.
For orders up to 5.5 kilometres, the company would pay a flat rate of Rs. 30 and an additional Rs. 10 for every km beyond that.
While the company has not changed the base pay, it will now pay one rupee per additional 100 metres over the 5.5 km limit.
Right now Zomato claims to have a base of over 1.5 lakh delivery partners in its fleet.
It is also in plans to strengthen that number further.
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