Advertisement Shout learned that Amazon delivery personnel in India will hold a nationwide strike in the next few days, demanding higher commission rates, insurance claims, and not forcing their customers to know your customer (KYC) process. The planned 24-hour strike will take place in several Amazon warehouses in cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. The union Indian Application Transport Workers’ Federation (IFAT) and Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union said the strike could lead to the accumulation of packages in the city’s Amazon warehouse.
IFAT national secretary Shaik Salauddin told Advertisement Shout that approximately 10,000 to 20,000 delivery personnel will participate in a strike later this month.
The strike plan came after hundreds of Amazon delivery men walked in Delhi and Pune for a few days. Saroutin said that although 1,500-2,000 delivery personnel went on strike in Pune, 1,000-1,500 workers in Delhi took the same action.
However, the earlier strike by delivery personnel did not bring any updates to Amazon’s existing policies. A person familiar with the development situation told Advertisement Shout that the company did take negative actions against some delivery personnel involved in the strike.
In order to exert collective pressure on Amazon, Amazon’s delivery personnel in major cities plan to conduct a preliminary 24-hour strike at the same time. However, if the company does not take any corrective measures, it can expand further, the delivery partner in New Delhi told Advertisement Shout.
IFAT said in a press release issued on Wednesday that Amazon’s delivery staff earn approximately Rs. Before the national blockade last year, there was a monthly income of 20,000 rupees, but now it has fallen to rupees. 10,000
According to IFAT, Amazon issued a new policy update on March 15, stating that delivery personnel will receive a revenue of Rs. 10 delivered in small packages and Rs. 15 beats are performed by rhythm. The staff got Rs earlier. The union said it was £35 per order.
Delivery personnel require Amazon to pay a fixed Rs fee for packages transported by truck. Each package is 35 rupees and the price of small parcels is rupees. 20 per package. They also hope that the company will fix the fee they receive from the “I have space” pick-up point at Rs. 25 per package.
Salauddin said Amazon was also required to fix Rs payments. Two-wheel delivery personnel are 20 rupees per package. The number of people using the van is 70-80. Participating in the union also hopes that the company will pay rupee. The 480 delivery personnel have to register 20-25 wallets and should not insist that they handle KYC for Amazon Pay customers.
Delivery personnel planning to strike believe that this may affect hundreds of thousands of Amazon customers in major cities across the country.
Advertisement Shout contacted Amazon to comment on the development, and the company said it was listening to feedback from its delivery staff.
An Amazon spokesperson said in an email statement: “Any of our delivery business will not be interrupted, and our partners will continue to work with us to deliver to Amazon customers across the country on time.” “We attach great importance to cooperation. Partners conduct regular conversations, listen to their feedback and effectively solve their problems to continuously improve their experience.”
The spokesperson added that all employees of Amazon’s delivery network, delivery service partner network and Amazon Flex plan belong to different insurance plans.
The spokesperson said: “In addition, KYC is completely optional, and employees can choose to use this reward to earn more.”
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