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Covid Surge: Swiggy Announces Four-Day Work Week For Employees In May As ‘Mark Of Respect For Efforts’

<p><strong>Bengaluru: </strong>Acknowledging that a company&rsquo;s success is basically linked to the well-being of its employees, Food delivery giant Swiggy has announced a four-day workweek for its employees this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;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 4 day work week to all of you,&rdquo; said Swiggy, Human Resources Head, Girish Menon, in an internal mail dated May 1 to the employees of the Bengaluru-based firm.</p> <p>&ldquo;Hence, if any of you would like to volunteer and actively help on the break day, you&rsquo;re welcome,&rdquo; he added in the mail.</p> <p><strong>READ:</strong><span style="color: #e03e2d;"> <strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/health/received-orders-of-over-26-crore-covid-19-vaccine-doses-from-centre-serum-institute-s-ceo-1456626" target="_blank" rel="noopener">'Not Possible To Ramp Up COVISHIELD Production Overnight,' Clarifies SII CEO Adar Poonawalla</a></strong></span></p> <p>This as Swiggy has put together a Covid-19 task force besides setting up a pandemic support mechanism and an emergency support team to assist the company&rsquo;s employees during this crisis.</p> <p>The Swiggy Shield app and Employee Support Hotline - a Covid-19 Support infrastructure - helps the employees access hospital beds, ICUs, plasma, oxygen cylinders, and ambulance support.</p> <p>It also provides other emergency services through Swiggy&rsquo;s network of partners, volunteers, and healthcare providers.</p> <p>The policy applies to about 5,000 full-time Swiggy employees spread across the country.</p> <p>Swiggy is also providing wellness app-based access to consultation, testing support at home and at labs. In addition, there is vaccination coverage for the employees and their family members.</p> <p>The employees or their family members requiring quarantine spaces will be given access to temporary facilities with necessary nursing support. The non-Covid positive employees living with friends or family members, who have tested positive, will also have access to self-quarantine facilities.</p> <p>The Bengaluru-based firm is also providing its employees&rsquo; salary advances, leave encashments, and access to loans.</p>...

<p><strong>Bengaluru: </strong>Acknowledging that a company&rsquo;s success is basically linked to the well-being of its employees, Food delivery giant Swiggy has announced a four-day workweek for its employees this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;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 4 day work week to all of you,&rdquo; said Swiggy, Human Resources Head, Girish Menon, in an internal mail dated May 1 to the employees of the Bengaluru-based firm.</p> <p>&ldquo;Hence, if any of you would like to volunteer and actively help on the break day, you&rsquo;re welcome,&rdquo; he added in the mail.</p> <p><strong>READ:</strong><span style="color: #e03e2d;"> <strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/health/received-orders-of-over-26-crore-covid-19-vaccine-doses-from-centre-serum-institute-s-ceo-1456626&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">’Not Possible To Ramp Up COVISHIELD Production Overnight,’ Clarifies SII CEO Adar Poonawalla</a></strong></span></p> <p>This as Swiggy has put together a Covid-19 task force besides setting up a pandemic support mechanism and an emergency support team to assist the company&rsquo;s employees during this crisis.</p> <p>The Swiggy Shield app and Employee Support Hotline – a Covid-19 Support infrastructure – helps the employees access hospital beds, ICUs, plasma, oxygen cylinders, and ambulance support.</p> <p>It also provides other emergency services through Swiggy&rsquo;s network of partners, volunteers, and healthcare providers.</p> <p>The policy applies to about 5,000 full-time Swiggy employees spread across the country.</p> <p>Swiggy is also providing wellness app-based access to consultation, testing support at home and at labs. In addition, there is vaccination coverage for the employees and their family members.</p> <p>The employees or their family members requiring quarantine spaces will be given access to temporary facilities with necessary nursing support. The non-Covid positive employees living with friends or family members, who have tested positive, will also have access to self-quarantine facilities.</p> <p>The Bengaluru-based firm is also providing its employees&rsquo; salary advances, leave encashments, and access to loans.</p>

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