Swiggy moves to a four-day a week for the month of May
The online foodtech unicorn Swiggy has announced that it has determined to transfer to a four-day work week for the month of May 2021.
In an e-mail to workers on May 1, 2021, Girish Menon, Head of HR at Swiggy wrote: “As a mark of respect for the efforts and the month that May can be with the Covid cases escalating, we want to offer a four day work week to all of you. Please decide the 4 days that each of you would work and utilize the extra day to take rest, take care of yourself, take care of your family and friends. As many of you are aware, we have put together a Covid task force and we can definitely do more with a more hands-on deck. Hence, if any of you would like to volunteer and actively help on the break day, you’re welcome.”
The company has also arranged a pandemic help mechanism and an emergency help group to help workers amidst COVID-19 Crisis, Aditional to Swiggy’ss defend app and worker help hotline.
This includes a COVID-19 support infrastructure that helps workers entry hospital beds, ICUs, plasma, oxygen cylinders, ambulance help, and different emergency providers by means of Swiggy’s community of companions, volunteers, and healthcare suppliers.
Additionally, It also has a wellness app that enables access to consultation, testing support at home and at labs, online doctor consultation and medical support for employees who are recovering under home quarantine, residence isolation/quarantine care protection, and reimbursements for all workers.
Swiggy has also launched a hospitalisation, vaccination cover for employees and family. Employees who aren’t COVID-19 positive but are living with friends and family members who have tested positive will have access to self-quarantine facilities, as well as loans, leave encashments, and salary advancements.
It has also provided an early release of salary for the month of May for Grade I to VI employees. In the email, Girish also said, “These employees will also receive a nutrition support cover if they and/or their family members test positive. After announcing vaccination cover for its delivery partners in March, Swiggy will also roll out similar Covid relief initiatives for them.”