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Kerala: Around 2K UberEats delivery partners protest in Thiruvananthapuram over reduction in wages

Getting upset over the UberEats blocking the accounts of its delivery executives without prior notice and reducing wages by almost half, around 2,000 delivery partners of the food aggregator has launched an indefinite strike in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, reported Inc42.

As per the sources, the delivery partners have been upset over the UberEats blocking the accounts of delivery partners without any prior notice and reducing basic wages by almost half.

The delivery partners have also accused UberEats of altering the terms and conditions of insurance coverage without informing the staff, sources revealed.

While, according to a report, food delivery businesses in the city will take a significant hit following the agitation of the delivery partners.

American multinational transportation network company Uber and its parent food company was founded by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. Uber Eats made its entry into food delivery business in 2014 with the launch of the UberFRESH service in Santa Monica, California. In 2015, the platform was renamed to UberEATS.

The demands of the delivery partners include that at least three warnings should be given by the UberEats before blocking accounts and fix incentives or higher rates for peak hours. Moreover, the delivery executives are also thinking of unionising to ensure their voices are not unheard.

Besides UberEats, other platforms operating form the similar window include Zomato, Swiggy, Food Panda and many more.

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