Zomato delivery staff in Bengal on strike

Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Food delivery staff of Zomato on Sunday went on an indefinite strike in West Bengal's Howrah alleging they were made to deliver beef and pork dishes against their will.

"We are on strike due to our payment rates and we have to deliver beef food items which is against our religious sentiments. We are not going to do it," one of the protesters said.

There are many other delivery persons who are also opposed to delivering pork items. Their main allegation is that the company is not listening to them or paying heed to their religious beliefs.

State Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee has backed the protesters.

"I strongly oppose the management's decision as hurting people's religious sentiments is unacceptable. I fully support their protest as the management should agree with them, otherwise there can be a big problem," Banerjee told IANS.

The minister said he has made it very clear that the delivery executives will get his full support. He assured that he will look into the matter and take required steps.

--IANS

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