Blinkit Protests,  BJP Leader Meets Gurugram Labour Commissioner

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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson from Haryana, Yashpal Batra, has met with Gurugram Labour Commissioner Dinesh Kumar to address grievances of delivery executives protesting against Zomato and Blinkit. Batra claimed that the quick-commerce platform has slashed delivery fees for riders from INR 50 per order to INR 14, leading to protests from over 15,000 to 20,000 delivery executives across Haryana. A Blinkit spokesperson said that the company has introduced a new payout structure for partners and that it is engaging with its partners to get stores back up and running for customers. However, the strike has impacted the operations of Blinkit in Gurugram, with more than half of the company’s 200 dark stores reportedly offline for the past three days. The Economic Times, the ongoing strike by Blinkit delivery executives has impacted the operations of the company in Gurugram, with more than half of its 200 dark stores in Delhi-NCR region not being operational for the past three days. The report also suggests that a larger number of dark stores are likely to go offline in the coming days as the startup rolls out the new pay structure to other areas in Noida and Delhi.It seems that the delivery riders’ strike is set to continue for the next few days. However, the article also states that Blinkit is in regular touch with the protesting drivers to resolve the matter. Additionally, the foodtech company is expected to continue with the rollout of the new payment structure despite the ongoing strike.