A day after Zomato executives in Howrah went on an indefinite strike against delivering beef and porks, the company issued a statement on Sunday.
Zomato said that it is looking to resolve the matter but it is impossible to factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics.
“In a country as diverse as India, it is impossible to ensure that vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences are factored into delivery logistics” a spokesperson of Zomato said in a statement.
“Delivery partners are unequivocally made to understand the practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce,” the statement added.
The statement further said, “All our partners understand this fully. There is a small group of partners in Howrah, who have raised concerns. We are looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”
On Sunday morning, there were reports from West Bengal where company’s food delivery executives in Howrah announced an indefinite strike protesting against delivering beef and pork.
“The company is not listening to our demands & forcing us to deliver beef & pork against our will. We have been on strike for a week now,” the employees alleged.
The delivery executives reportedly refused to deliver pork and beef especially during the Bakrid celebrations.
They demanded that the company should stop playing with their religious sentiments and also to increase their payrolls.
Remember, the food delivery app was hit headlines a few days back after a customer declined to receive an order which was being delivered by a non-Hindu rider.