Blinkit Strike Raises Gig Economy Questions

2023 • 23min • News • Business


Published On: April 19, 2023 - Zomato-owned quick commerce firm Blinkit (formerly Grofers) has been in the news. Blinkit’s new payout structure has caused resentment among its delivery partners and points to a broader disconnect between quick commerce companies and its foot soldiers. The delivery fee has been slashed from ₹25 per order to ₹15, resulting in a 40% cut in salaries for delivery boys that form a bulk of the gig economy in India. Shweta Kothari joins Trina Das, founder, Gigchain and News9's Kartik Malhotra and Krishnakumar to understand the reasons behind the disruptions at Blinkit and how companies can ensure gig workers are not shortchanged.