A few delivery partners of the online restaurant guide and food ordering firm Zomato in Kolkata will be on strike from Monday because they don't want to deliver pork and beef to the customers. The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue. A company spokesperson said in a statement, "There is a small group of partners in Howrah who have raised concerns, and we are looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible."
"In a country as diverse as India, it is impossible to ensure that vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences are factored into delivery logistics. Delivery partners are unequivocally made to understand the practical nature of the job as they choose to enter the workforce, 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," the Zomato spokesperson.
Zomato executives in Howrah went on an indefinite strike against delivering beef and porks, the company on Sunday said it is looking to resolve the matter but it is impossible to factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. Zomato's statement comes after its executives went on an indefinite strike protesting against delivering beef and pork, saying doing so hurt their religious sentiments. A few days back, the food delivery app was in the news after a customer declined to receive an order which was being delivered by a non-Hindu rider. The company had supported its employee.